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The History of the Department
The Wichita Falls Police Department was established in 1890 with a chief and four officers. The first Chief of Police was Charles Bryan, who served from 1891-1906. There have been a total of 22 Police Chiefs from 1890-2006. The longest serving Chief was C.C “Bud “Daniel, who served 28 years from 1949-1977. There were Police Chiefs who only served a few weeks and others who served twenty years. In 1921 the department had four different Police Chiefs.

Chief "Bud" Daniel was recognized as quite an innovator. He was responsible for beginning the Recruit Training Academy, which is still being used today,the WFPD also became a Civil Service Police Deparment under his watch. Chief Daniel was responsible for placing the first women in the role of police officers. Chief Curtis Harrelson was the first to hire women for the position of Police Officer and train them in the Wichita Falls Police Academy as equally trained and fully functioning Patrol Officers. See all Wichita Falls Police Chiefs

Welcome to Wichita Falls on the web. This website is an excellent guide to City business, services and activities. There is also easy access to several of our partners including the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Convention and Visitor's Bureau and Downtown Proud, at the bottom of each page, all committed, as we are, to a promising and prosperous city and community.

I would also encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and by signing up for a number of communication services listed under Online Services as Notify Me. This is a free service that provides email and Twitter messages from City departments covering a wide range of topics including City and Police Press Releases, Council Agendas, Health Updates, Recreation Special Events and more.

If you're new to the area the Visitors and Residents sections have links to services and information that will make your transition to our City much easier. Business owners wanting to expand or relocate to a City with a highly

Doing Business in Wichita Falls
Here you will find helpful information about conducting business in the city of Wichita Falls, Texas. You will also find information on Business Licenses .

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