Burkburnett, Texas


Police Department


The Burkburnett Police Department was founded in 1923 and is currently celebrating its Centennial Anniversary. The Burkburnett Police Department is an innovative police agency that strives to serve all who live and visit our community.

The Burkburnett Police Department’s mission is “To reduce, disrupt, and prevent crime and disorder, allowing for the preservation of peace through proactive, innovative, and ethical police services.”

To be successful in our mission, the Burkburnett Police Department has 19 sworn full-time peace officers. The department currently consists of a Chief of Police, one Captain, four Sergeants, ten patrol officers, and three detectives. The department also has a Communications Division and provides Animal Services. In 2022 The department received Accredited status through the Texas Police Chief’s Association Foundation. Please contact us if you have questions or need further information.

We are located at 101 E. College Street and proudly provide 24-hour services.

We may also be reached at the non-emergency phone number (940) 569-2231, or in case of an emergency, call 911.

Police Chief - Ed Stahr

Chief Ed  Stahr began his law enforcement career in 1989.  During this time he has served as a Patrol Officer, Fire Marshal, Detective/Investigator, and Emergency Management Coordinator.  Chief Stahr currently holds a Master Peace Officer License.  He has been employed with the City of Burkburnett since 2006.  He was appointed the Chief of Police in October 2013.  Chief Stahr is a native of Mississippi.  Chief Stahr attended Wichita Falls public schools and also attended Vernon College.
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