Public Information


Wichita 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.
 The Community Services Section maintains all social media outlets for the Police Department to include Facebook, Twitter, and our own YouTube Channel. 
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Public Information Request

The State of Texas Public Information Act allows citizens to request a wide variety of records, reports, and information from a governmental body such as the City of Wichita Falls. Common requests include reports from the 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 online through the Public Information Portal.
If you are unable to use the online portal you can submit your request in person: City Clerk's office, Room 104, 1300 7th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas, or by mail P.O. Box 1431, Wichita Falls, TX 76307.
Please provide as much information as possible to assist with the records search such as case number, location, date of incident, birth dates, names of those involved, etc.

The Process

 When a Public Information Request (PIR) is submitted, it is logged by the City Clerk and then the information will be researched and records gathered. Under Texas State law, Section 552 of the Texas Government code, the City Clerk has ten business days to request a ruling from the State Attorney General's Office, provide a cost estimate letter, request clarification from the requestor, or to respond to your request with a date and time that your request will be ready.
 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 form the State Attorney General's Office. For more information please contact the City Clerk's Office at (940) 761-7409.

For interview requests, media inquiries, or general public information questions, please call the WFPD Public Information Department at 940-720-5016 or 940-720-5019.