Weatherford Police Department
The Weatherford Police Department had a very humble beginning starting around the turn of the last century. Earliest City of Weatherford records show a single paid night patrolman from about 1905 until the spring of 1919. At that time the night patrolman, B.R. Barker, was appointed as Weatherford's first Chief of Police. Upon his appointment the City added two patrolmen and formally created the Weatherford Police Department. One patrolman worked day shift and the other worked nights. By 1951 the department had evolved into an eight man department including the current Chief at the time, Bert Reynolds. There were only two cars which had to be shared by all eight employees. The department continued to grow as the local population increased and Weatherford became a bedroom community to the City of Fort Worth.
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