"I would like to welcome you to the official website of the Whitney Police Department. I am proud to be associated with an outstanding law enforcement agency and a progressive city with ambitious goals for providing quality service to it's citizens and a phenomenal environment to work or raise a family. Our goal as a law enforcement organization is to serve the citizens of Whitney with integrity, honesty and honor. As an organization we pledge to give out best effort to provide a safe environment for our citizens, business owners and visitors in which to enjoy their daily lives."
Christopher Bentley, Chief of Police
Whitney Police Department's function is to impartially enforce local, state and federal laws and to protect the citizens of Whitney from crime and disorder as effectively as possible by professionally utilizing human and financial resources in order to provide outstanding service.
The City of Whitney, located in Hill County, is proud to be served by a very capable and well-trained police force, with all sworn officers cross-trained as firefighters and police officers. Whitney is served by officers who work tirelessly on 12-hour shifts to maintain the high expectations of our residents. While the selection and training of these personnel is much more difficult, the benefits that accrue to the citizens in terms of officer ability and cost savings far out weigh the challenge of scheduling, recruitment and professional developments. The Whitney Police Department is an excellent example of how officers can possess knowledge and skills within several fields.
Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women who have completed the 6th grade through 20 years old, and who are interested in a career in Public Safety or a related field in the criminal justice system.
The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system, Fire suppression and the Emergency Medical Services through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities. Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.
Exploring Offers the following benefits:
Advisors: Chief Christopher Bentley, Officer Curtis Rust, Kathy Corbin and Veronica Collins of Whitney VFD.
Whitney Police Explorers meet each month at 6:00 pm every second and fourth Tuesday at 602 E Jefferson, Lake Whitney Library. It is open to the public
For more information contact Whitney Police Department.