| Congratulations to Officer Jose’ Diaz on his completion of the State Police Academy training program.
Pictured (left to right): Chief Louis Flowers, Assistant Chief Josh VanDeburgh, Officer Jose’ Diaz, Lieutenant Travis Ratcliffe
The mission of the Weatherford Police Department is simple; to provide the citizens of Weatherford with the most effective crime control program that we possibly can. To achieve this goal the police department will change our approach constantly to guarantee that we are exploring all options possibly leading to a successful, positive outcome. The members of the police department will recognize that the people of the City of Weatherford are the city’s most important asset. With this in mind, we will attempt, in all occasions, to assist the people with any problem they may have. Problem solving, crime prevention, and strict enforcement of local, state, and federal laws are all methods we use to ensure the accomplishment of the police mission.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., is a program noted throughout the World. The Weatherford Police Department currently has 2 officers trained as D.A.R.E. instructors. These instructors teach D.A.R.E. in all grade levels of our school system, as well as in our neighboring communities of Hydro and Washita Heights.
Educating our youth about the use and abuse of drugs is our main concern. In turn, this program has been received by our youth in a very positive way, which allows officers to have a “one on one” relationship with many students.
“Bob”, the nickname given to our D.A.R.E. car, has proven to be one of the biggest draws for our young people. Thanks to donations of equipment by concerned citizens, this vehicle gets the attention of young people, which allows officers to strengthen their relationships with the students. “Bob” has traveled across the State of Oklahoma appearing at the State Capital, D.A.R.E. car shows, an Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey game and several parades.