Archive | January 2016

KPD Accepting Citizen’s Police Academy Applications

 The Killeen Police Department will be hosting its 40th Citizen’s Police Academy with classes beginning on March 7th, 2016 and continuing through May 23rd, 2016.  Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 7:00pm until 10:00pm and one additional class on Saturday, April 16th.  There will be a total of twelve weeks of instruction, including presentations of the functions and operations of the departments various investigative and administrative divisions.  It is an educational and informative program that allows citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that affect law enforcement efforts in the City of Killeen. Applications will be available at the Killeen Police Department beginning Monday, January 4, 2016; the deadline for applications will be Friday, February 26, 2016, at 5:00pm.   Applicants must agree to submit to a background check which includes a criminal history inquiry. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls. For more information on the Citizen’s Police Academy, contact Tammy Moseley at the Killeen Police Department by telephone at 254-501-8805 or email tmoseley@killeentexas.gov.

 

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Will Conduct Special Traffic Enforcement Detail

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a special traffic enforcement detail on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.  This enforcement will take place throughout the day at the 7-11 Convenience Store parking lot located in the 1000 block of Willowsprings Rd.  This enforcement is a result of numerous ongoing complaints of vehicles crossing the property illegally.

The Traffic Unit will be enforcing the crossing property law:  Traffic Code 545.423 (b) an operator may not cross or drive in or on a sidewalk, driveway, parking lot, or business or residential entrance at an intersection to turn right or left from one highway to another highway.

Officers conducted this same enforcement detail in February 2012. Within a four hour period Officers issued more than 100 citations to violators.  Due to the fact that this was happening so frequently, while all the officers involved were issuing citations, they were unable to cite other violators.

The purpose of special traffic enforcement details are to inform citizens of the actual violation and to create awareness of the actual law.

 

 

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Needs Help Identifying These Forgery Suspects

Killeen Police asking for assistance identifying Forgery suspects.

Forgery Suspects

On Thursday, November 3, 2015, an officer was contacted by a female who told them her wallet had been stolen within the last month.  The victim was advised by her bank that her account had been put into overdraft due to a check that had been forged and cashed at another bank.  The suspects in this forgery and theft were caught on camera cashing this stolen check at a local ATM.

Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the suspect in this Forgery, to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8377) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP to 274637 for help with the text or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip.  All information is anonymous and confidential; if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect in this case you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

Attached is a security photograph of the two suspects obtained by detectives.

 

 

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Asking Community For Assistance

The Killeen Police Department is asking for the community’s help by locating a possible witness.

Eric David Madden

Detectives are investigating the death of Robert Byrd Jr., who was shot in the 2800 block of Tucker Dr. on Monday, November 9, 2015.  Through the investigation it has been learned that Eric David Madden may have information that could be pertinent to the case and they would like to speak with him.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP to 274637 for help with the tip or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip.  Message and data rates may apply. All information is anonymous and confidential; if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect (s) involved in this case you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department