Burkburnett, Texas


Police Department

"Our mission is to reduce, disrupt, and prevent crime and disorder, preserving peace through proactive, innovative, and ethical police services."


The Burkburnett Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety and security of our community as it evolves. We're dedicated to meeting challenges head-on and providing the highest standard of service. Our strong connections with citizens and partners are crucial to better serving and safeguarding Burkburnett. We welcome those who share our dedication to join our team. Upholding our values of H.O.P.E. – Honesty, Opportunity, Perseverance, and Excellence – we prioritize community safety while enforcing the law judiciously. We're deeply grateful for the support of our community and remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering top-notch service to all citizens. Donald Miller, Chief of Police

Chief of Police: Donald Miller
Captain: Shane Culp
Lieutenant: (Vacant)

Animal Services
ASO: Lance Bryant

Criminal Investigations

Sgt. Robert Turner

Community Service

Officer (Vacant)


Supervisor: Jessie McDaniel


A: Sergeant Deeb
B: Sergeant Challis
C: Sergeant Krc
D: Sergeant Casillas 

Professional Standards
Captain Culp
Link to Compliments and Complaints (coming soon) 

Records and Property
Evelyn Rodriguez

Burkburnett Justice Center
101 E College
Burkburnett, TX 76354
Non-Emergency:(940) 569-2231


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.

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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