Here at the Waco Police Department, we work daily to Build Relationships, Engage the Community, Actively Work to Keep you Safe with Teachable Moments for all. Our new podcast Waco PD on the BEAT is here for YOU to learn a lot more about the officers that are keeping you safe, how the police department works and what crime increases and decreases we’re seeing in your community.
78: Faith & Blue WEEK
Last year we celebrated Faith & Blue Weekend and with so much success it grew to a whole WEEK this year! Sit down with us and Pastor Chuck from Glory Bell Church to talk about all the fun and exciting events happening in Waco from October 1 - 9.
Faith & Blue was launched to facilitate safer, stronger, more just, and unified communities by directly enabling local partnerships among law enforcement professionals, residents, businesses, and community groups through the connections of local faith-based organizations.
77: Focusing on Behavioral & Mental Health
The Behavioral Health Network (BHN) and Waco PD have partnered to hire new Behavioral/Mental Health Clinicians in our Dispatch center to help with calls for service where an officer might not be necessary. This four-year grant is under BHN so both organizations can provide a better, quicker, and healthier response to those suffering from a behavioral or mental health crisis.
76: Housing and Community Development
The Housing and Community Development team is partnering with Unidos and the NET Unit at Waco PD! Find out what fun things are in store and how you as a current or new homeowner can receive funds for much-needed safety work around your home!
75: Never Quit, Never Forget - Justice for Jamerson
A new series within the Waco PD on the BEAT podcast is "Never Quit, Never Forget" which is the motto within our Special Crimes Unit. This unit handles some of our most high-priority cases, homicides. Moving forward, we will highlight unsolved homicide cases. Sit down with us and detectives of the Special Crimes Unit as they dive into the cold cases and recently unsolved homicides of Waco. To start, this homicide case has not gone cold but is our one homicide of 2023, so far, that is not solved. Jamerson Hawthorn was killed on April 19, 2023. His mother was left wounded from the shooting, and she sits down to talk about what life has been like since Jamerson was killed, and Detective Thompson lays out why this case has been difficult to solve.
74: We're Excited for the Back to School Bash
The 3rd annual Back to School Bash is right around the corner! Come celebrate with us on July 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Richland Mall!
73: The Police Athletics League (PAL)
The Police Athletics League (PAL Club) is a new non-profit organization led by community leaders within the City of Waco in partnership with the Waco Police Department. This program aims to connect law enforcement with next-generation leaders to positively impact lives and our community through developing effective avenues of sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal growth. We believe Waco law enforcement exists to uphold peace and that true peace is found in healthy, trust-based relationships which offer hope and purpose.
The PAL Club is always accepting donations for upcoming programs, if you would like to donate please email the President, Chaplain Richard Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other inquiries please email email@example.com.
Love the idea of this!