ResponsibilitesWichita Falls Police Department Public Information Officers are part of the Community Services Section and fully certified, active duty police officers. Our PIO's have been trained to keep the citizens and media fully informed about activities and events associated with the WFPD. The Public Information Office also coordinates interview requests and the many informative programs presented by the Community Services Division.
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Public Information Act
The State of Texas Public Information Act allows citizens to request a wide variety of records, reports and information from City Government. Common requests include reports from Police and Fire Departments, Code Enforcement, Building Inspections, Property Management, Animal Control, Health Department and others.
Information can be obtained from the City of Wichita Falls three ways:
1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Email is the fastest, easiest way to submit a request.)
2. Mail: Eric Crosslin, Public Information Officer, P.O. Box 1431, Wichita Falls, Texas 76307
3. In persont: Office of Public Information, Room 109, Memorial Auditorium, 1300 7th Street, Wichita Falls Texas.
In your request please provide as much information as you can to assist with the records search: case number, location, date of the incident, birth dates, names of those involved...etc.
Click Here to download/read a summary of the Public Information Act
What Can be Requested?
Anything can be requested. Common requests include:
•Birth and death certificates
•Police accident reports, arrest records
•Code Enforcement inspections
•Animal Control reports
•General statistical information
When an Open Records Request (ORR) is submitted it is logged by the Public Information Officer and then delivered to the City's Legal Department where the information will be researched and records gathered. Under Texas State law, Section 552 of the Texas Government code, the Legal Department has ten business days to respond to your request. Keep in mind that not all information can be released and in some cases may not exist. When there is a question as to whether certain information can be released the City will seek an opinion from the State Attorney General's Office. For more information please contact City of Wichita Falls Public Information Officer, Eric Crosslin, at 940-761-7401 or for details on how to file a request go to Open Records Request.