WSPD Briefing Room

WSPD Briefing Room

WSPD Briefing Room features stories, true crime stories, and educational information from the White Settlement, Texas Police Department. The goal is to broaden community awareness of how we operate, have the public assist with solving cases and crimes, learn more about what we do, and increase public trust in the department.

Episodes

April 21, 2024 15 mins

It takes a lot to pull off an amazing Air Show. Go behind the scenes with Chief Cook and Officer Jonathan Loser to discuss some of the operational aspects on how the department partnered with the U.S. Navy and other local, state and federal partners, including the Department of Defense to ensure a safe and fun event. God bless our men and women in military uniform along with their families who sacrifice and defend our freedoms arou...

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In this episode, Chief Christopher Cook unveils the 2023 Annual Police Report that captures the accomplishments across operations, programming, and crime trends across the city. Check out the Annual Police Report and deep dive on this important topic. You can follow along with this podcast by downloading an electronic copy of the report at www.wspd.us and clicking "Publications and Reports." 

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Want to learn more about a new technology adopted by our department to provide an additional tool for officers and supervisors to consider during a car chase? The January 2024 episode features Officer Wesley Gregory talking about StarChase - a new technology tool that fires GPS tags on fleeing vehicles to track them in certain types of pursuits. This episode is dedicated by Chief Cook to Officer Nathan Laurie, a police officer in R...

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In this episode, Chief Cook talks with Officer Samuel Brown who serves as one of our recruiters at WSPD. You will hear everything you need to know about what sets our agency apart from the rest. Check us out on your favorite podcast service and learn more about why you should apply for our department. 

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November 20, 2023 18 mins

In this month's episode, Chief Christopher Cook interviews Sergeant James Stewart who serves as a team lead on our firearms team to talk about guns that officers carry and how the department conducts training. If you have ever wondered what is involved in the selection of handguns and rifles, this episode demystifies that topic. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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October 21, 2023 10 mins

Ever wonder why police officers wear badges? This historic journey takes you behind the scenes on the origins of the modern day badges, how our team designed our badge, and why it's important to exemplify honor, integrity, and service as a Texas peace officer. 

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September 14, 2023 9 mins

In this third episode, Chief of Police Christopher Cook interviews Detective Laura Gonzalez on what it takes to plan the biggest party of the year - National Night Out. Get a behind the scenes look at what community members can expect for this annual event. Mark your calendars now to attend Tuesday, October 3, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Veterans Park!

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August 25, 2023 27 mins

Join the WSPD Briefing Room as the department highlights a recent shootout between multiple suspects that occurred on July 29, 2023. This episode discusses this particular case, how these types of incidents are investigated, and what the department's response and plan were as it related to quickly making felony arrests. Working with the ATF, local news media, and the public, detectives had this case wrapped up with the main su...

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August 18, 2023 17 mins

In our first episode, Chief Christopher Cook brings Corporal Jonathan Russell in the studio to discuss our new Public Safety Cadets program that is about to kick off this fall. This new youth program allows teens, ages 14 to 20, who have an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement or other public safety vocational field, to join with our team and meet biweekly to learn what policing is all about. In addition to learning abo...

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July 29, 2023 4 mins

Check out our newest community engagement tool, the WSPD Briefing Room, a podcast dedicated to expanding your knowledge on all things WSPD. From real life stories to crime incidents, don't miss the WSPD Briefing Room. This introductory trailer talks about the show's purpose, our commitment to transparency, and how you can partner to solve crimes and improve quality of life for our community, Subscribe today as new episode...

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