Plano Texas Police Department

Plano Texas Police Department Plano Police Department is an accredited agency and is the principal law enforcement agency serving the City of Plano, Texas and is located in Collin County.

The Department currently employs over 400 sworn Officers and over 300 non-sworn employees. CITY OF PLANO
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The Department currently employs over 400 sworn Officers and over 300 non-sworn employees. CITY OF PLANO
SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
If you have an emergency please call 9-1-1 immediately! This site is not an appropriate option for reporting urgent matters of any type. Please contact the appropriate city department with urgent needs and/or complaints. This is an official City of Plano, Texas page.

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Thank you to Plano Sunrise Rotary Club for honoring one of our Detectives after the arrest of a high-profile case from 1...
06/26/2021

Thank you to Plano Sunrise Rotary Club for honoring one of our Detectives after the arrest of a high-profile case from 10 years ago.

SORORITY RAPIST INVESTIGATION:

On April 2, 2011, Plano Police officers responded to a sexual assault where the suspect entered the victim’s home through an unlocked window while she slept. Two additional offenses occurred in Coppell Corinth within six months and the same suspect was linked through DNA. This case was dubbed the Sorority Rapist Investigation due to the fact that several victims belonged to the same sorority.

In 2018, Cold Case Detective Danny Bryeans was assigned and began reviewing the case. With the assistance of Jane Clement, Detective Bryeans began examining genetic reports and eventually identified a female with possible familial DNA link to the unknown suspect. Additional investigation and interviews identified Jeffrey Wheat as a possible suspect. Detective Bryeans also identified Moses Wheat, a brother of Jeffrey Wheat, who was currently incarcerated in Alabama sexual assaults in Texas. Detective Bryans worked with the Alabama DOC and obtained DNA that was taken during the initial incarceration of Moses Wheat. Dr. Rick Staub, Plano Police Physical and Technical Division Manager, compared the DNA of Moses Wheat with DNA evidence from the assaults and indicated there was a sibling relationship between the suspect and Moses Wheat.

Detective Bryeans obtained a search warrant for Moses Wheat’s DNA with the assistance of an Alabama DOC investigator. This sample was sent for testing and showed that Moses is a half-brother of the suspect. Further investigation confirmed that Jeffery Wheat was likely the DNA contributor during the sexual assaults. Det. Bryeans and Ms. Clement continued to research the other two known brothers of Jeffery Wheat and were able to rule them out as suspects. Detective Bryeans obtained an arrest warrant and DNA search warrant for Jeffery Wheat. Following the execution of the search warrant, Wheat’s DNA confirmed he is the Sorority Rapist.

This investigation spanned three years and consumed thousands of hours of work from multiple detectives and Ms. Clement, who was crucial to the complex and in-depth genealogical research in this case. Detective Bryeans and Ms. Clement pursued this case relentlessly and brought justice to the victims across North Texas. The work of everyone involved throughout this investigation is exemplary.

Thank you to Plano Sunrise Rotary Club for honoring one of our Detectives after the arrest of a high-profile case from 10 years ago.

SORORITY RAPIST INVESTIGATION:

On April 2, 2011, Plano Police officers responded to a sexual assault where the suspect entered the victim’s home through an unlocked window while she slept. Two additional offenses occurred in Coppell Corinth within six months and the same suspect was linked through DNA. This case was dubbed the Sorority Rapist Investigation due to the fact that several victims belonged to the same sorority.

In 2018, Cold Case Detective Danny Bryeans was assigned and began reviewing the case. With the assistance of Jane Clement, Detective Bryeans began examining genetic reports and eventually identified a female with possible familial DNA link to the unknown suspect. Additional investigation and interviews identified Jeffrey Wheat as a possible suspect. Detective Bryeans also identified Moses Wheat, a brother of Jeffrey Wheat, who was currently incarcerated in Alabama sexual assaults in Texas. Detective Bryans worked with the Alabama DOC and obtained DNA that was taken during the initial incarceration of Moses Wheat. Dr. Rick Staub, Plano Police Physical and Technical Division Manager, compared the DNA of Moses Wheat with DNA evidence from the assaults and indicated there was a sibling relationship between the suspect and Moses Wheat.

Detective Bryeans obtained a search warrant for Moses Wheat’s DNA with the assistance of an Alabama DOC investigator. This sample was sent for testing and showed that Moses is a half-brother of the suspect. Further investigation confirmed that Jeffery Wheat was likely the DNA contributor during the sexual assaults. Det. Bryeans and Ms. Clement continued to research the other two known brothers of Jeffery Wheat and were able to rule them out as suspects. Detective Bryeans obtained an arrest warrant and DNA search warrant for Jeffery Wheat. Following the execution of the search warrant, Wheat’s DNA confirmed he is the Sorority Rapist.

This investigation spanned three years and consumed thousands of hours of work from multiple detectives and Ms. Clement, who was crucial to the complex and in-depth genealogical research in this case. Detective Bryeans and Ms. Clement pursued this case relentlessly and brought justice to the victims across North Texas. The work of everyone involved throughout this investigation is exemplary.

Today a ceremony was held for Lieutenant Doug Deaton who will officially retire on June 30, 2021.  Lieutenant Deaton is ...
06/25/2021

Today a ceremony was held for Lieutenant Doug Deaton who will officially retire on June 30, 2021.

Lieutenant Deaton is retiring after over 25 years in law enforcement with the last 23 serving the citizens of Plano.

After graduating from South Garland High School, Lt. Deaton attended the University of North Texas where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Prior to coming to Plano, he worked as a Police Officer/Firefighter for the Highland Park Department of Public Safety.

Lieutenant Deaton has earned his Master Peace Officer certification, is certified as a Tactical Shooting Instructor, Rappel Master, and Precision Rifle Instructor. He earned his Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management and Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas and Dallas and a Mediation and Dispute Resolution certification from Southern Methodist University.

During his employment with the Plano Police Department, he worked in the Patrol Services Division, Criminal Investigation Services Division, Training Unit, Chief's Office, and was a member of the SWAT team where he received numerous awards representing the department.

In 2005, he was nominated as the City of Plano "Employee of the Year", in 2006 was a finalist for the Plano Police Department "Supervisor of the Year" and was named "Supervisor of the Year" in 2014. He has received numerous awards and commendations during his career including a Life Saving Award in 2012.

Lieutenant Deaton's dedicated service to this department and community is very much appreciated and he will be missed.

Thank you for your service and we wish you the very best in your retirement, sir.

Today a ceremony was held for Lieutenant Doug Deaton who will officially retire on June 30, 2021.

Lieutenant Deaton is retiring after over 25 years in law enforcement with the last 23 serving the citizens of Plano.

After graduating from South Garland High School, Lt. Deaton attended the University of North Texas where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Prior to coming to Plano, he worked as a Police Officer/Firefighter for the Highland Park Department of Public Safety.

Lieutenant Deaton has earned his Master Peace Officer certification, is certified as a Tactical Shooting Instructor, Rappel Master, and Precision Rifle Instructor. He earned his Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management and Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas and Dallas and a Mediation and Dispute Resolution certification from Southern Methodist University.

During his employment with the Plano Police Department, he worked in the Patrol Services Division, Criminal Investigation Services Division, Training Unit, Chief's Office, and was a member of the SWAT team where he received numerous awards representing the department.

In 2005, he was nominated as the City of Plano "Employee of the Year", in 2006 was a finalist for the Plano Police Department "Supervisor of the Year" and was named "Supervisor of the Year" in 2014. He has received numerous awards and commendations during his career including a Life Saving Award in 2012.

Lieutenant Deaton's dedicated service to this department and community is very much appreciated and he will be missed.

Thank you for your service and we wish you the very best in your retirement, sir.

06/25/2021
Fingerprinting Services

We have resumed our fingerprinting services at our three different locations. Below is the information about these services.

Adults:
Fingerprinting services are provided to the public for professional licenses, employment, and various legal reasons at the following Plano Police stations:

Plano Police Department (909 14th Street)
Monday to Friday from 7 am to 7 pm and on Saturday from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Joint Use Facility Substation (7501-A Independence Parkway)
Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Northwest Police Substation (4640 McDermott Road)
Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Note: The Police Department does not do fingerprints for immigration.

Fees:
The fee for fingerprinting service is $10 for the first two cards and $5 for each additional card. The person to be fingerprinted must provide a picture ID and a receipt obtained from records proving that they have paid for the service. Any cards that were rejected due to the quality of the prints will be reprinted free of charge. All other reason(s) for rejection will be subject to the $10 fee.

Children:
The Crime Prevention Unit will provide free fingerprinting services to children ages 5 to 12 using the Print-A-Kid fingerprint card. We do not provide child photographs or ID cards for citizens.

Fee:
The Crime Prevention Unit also has fingerprint boards to rent for $5 per board. With each board comes 50 Print-A-Kid Cards.

For more information, you can call 972-941-2049

Did you know...that you can make reports online for several different offenses?  Below is a list of reports that can be ...
06/24/2021
Online Police Reporting | Plano, TX - Official Website

Did you know...

that you can make reports online for several different offenses? Below is a list of reports that can be filed online at https://www.plano.gov/1548/Online-Police-Reporting to make things easier and quicker for you.

*** Abandoned Vehicle -
An inoperable, illegally parked, wrecked, or partially dismantled vehicle on public property, or a vehicle left unattended on the right-of-way of a public roadway.
An older, wrecked car parked on the street in front of a residence or a vehicle left parked on the shoulder of the highway for an extended period of time.

*** Fraud -
The use of deception for an unlawful benefit or to deprive someone of a legal right or property.
A person obtains a credit card, loan, or service using your personal information (identity theft), a person knowingly issues a check without sufficient funds in the associated account (check fraud), a person uses someone's credit or debit card without the cardholder's consent or knowing the card is expired, canceled, or otherwise fictitious or invalid (credit card or debit card abuse).

*** Harassment -
Communication made by telephone and/or electronic means which harass, annoy, alarm, or threaten another. Immediate hang-ups, obscene language, repeated unwanted calls and/or texts, threatening messages.

*** Hit & Run -
Leaving the scene of an accident without providing the required license, insurance, or vehicle information. Another driver struck your vehicle and did not stop to exchange information or leave written notice.

*** Lost Property -
Property no longer in the owner's possession, due to accident or negligence, which cannot be located. Property no longer in the owner's possession, due to accident or negligence, which cannot be located.

*** Supplement Existing Case -
Additional information for a Plano Police report that has already been filed and issued an incident number.
You discovered additional items that were stolen or lost and would like to add them to the original report.

*** Theft (Under $2,500) -
Unlawfully taking possession of another's property without their consent. Items stolen from a locker, shopping cart, or other location where the suspect did not have to unlawfully enter a habitation or building to gain access.

*** Vandalism (Under $2,500) -
Willful or malicious destruction, damage, or defacement of public or private property.
Knocking over a mailbox, throwing rocks through windows, scratching a car, etc. (please attach pictures when reporting graffiti offenses).

Reporting these offenses online expedites the process and saves you from having to wait around on an officer to respond to your home. Once the report has been generated and approved, you will receive an email confirming that. (NOTE: Please check your spam folder for the return email as we have had several people advise they didn't receive the response email) Just another way we try to make the reporting process more convenient for you.

Using this online citizen police reporting system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free.

With the sunny days ahead, you will see more motorcycles and bicycles on our roadways.   Please be aware of them as cras...
06/23/2021

With the sunny days ahead, you will see more motorcycles and bicycles on our roadways. Please be aware of them as crashes involving these vehicles rarely result in minor injuries.

KNOW THE FACTS
• Per vehicle mile traveled in 2019, motorcyclists were about 29 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash and were 4 times more likely to be injured.
• NHTSA-funded research has shown that people behind the wheels of passenger vehicles are distracted more than 50% of the time.
• Improper use of a vehicle’s rear-view and side-view mirrors contributes to collisions, particularly with smaller vehicles like motorcycles. With roughly 40% of a vehicle’s outer perimeter zones hidden by blind spots, improper adjustment, or lack of use of one’s side-view mirrors, can have dire consequences for motorcyclists.

Remember to #looktwicesavealife

With the sunny days ahead, you will see more motorcycles and bicycles on our roadways. Please be aware of them as crashes involving these vehicles rarely result in minor injuries.

KNOW THE FACTS
• Per vehicle mile traveled in 2019, motorcyclists were about 29 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash and were 4 times more likely to be injured.
• NHTSA-funded research has shown that people behind the wheels of passenger vehicles are distracted more than 50% of the time.
• Improper use of a vehicle’s rear-view and side-view mirrors contributes to collisions, particularly with smaller vehicles like motorcycles. With roughly 40% of a vehicle’s outer perimeter zones hidden by blind spots, improper adjustment, or lack of use of one’s side-view mirrors, can have dire consequences for motorcyclists.

Remember to #looktwicesavealife

Today, a retirement celebration was held to honor Officer Carlos Castaneda.    After a year of not being able to hold th...
06/22/2021

Today, a retirement celebration was held to honor Officer Carlos Castaneda. After a year of not being able to hold these ceremonies due to the pandemic, many of our employees have now received the vaccine and we are now able to hold them in person rather than virtually.

After over 30 years in law enforcement, almost 24 of those with the Plano Police Department, Officer Carlos Castaneda has retired.

Here are a few facts about Officer Castaneda you may not know:

· Carlos was born in San Antonio, Texas
· Earned his Associates of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement from San Antonio College
· Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Corrections from Sam Houston State University
· Worked for the Richardson Police Department for almost 10 years both in Patrol and as an Investigator
· Worked the same sector for two decades in the Patrol Services Division
· Speaks fluent Spanish which has been a valuable asset to other officers and detectives
· He has served as a Field Training Officer and ESU Tactical Team member
· Has received over 80 commendations
· Earned his Master Peace Officer certification
· Earned multiple awards including 6 Advanced Physical Fitness awards and 7 Chief’s Unit awards

Officer Castaneda’s dedicated service and positive attitude will be missed by many in the department and community but we wish him the very best in his retirement. Carlos, thank you for your service.

We enjoyed partnering with the Douglass Vision Committee on the Juneteenth Celebration in Haggard Park today and hanging...
06/19/2021

We enjoyed partnering with the Douglass Vision Committee on the Juneteenth Celebration in Haggard Park today and hanging out with Jaxon Turner, OP, the women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and many others! #Juneteenth

Each year Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration takes place each ...
06/19/2021

Each year Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration takes place each year on June 19th, recognizing an event that took place in Texas in 1865.

The story of Juneteenth begins in Texas when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston on June 19, 1865, with an announcement. As the community listened to the reading of General Orders, Number 3, the people of Galveston learned for the first time that the Civil War was over. After more than a century of slavery and years of war, it was official. All slaves were now freedmen.

News traveled slowly, even stubbornly during and after the War between the States. Over two years earlier, President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Only two months before Major General Granger arrived in Galveston, General Lee surrendered at Appomattox. And the country was already mourning the assassination of President Lincoln. Just weeks before Granger arrived, the official final surrender took place. And yet, this community in the west remained the last to know of their freedom. They required word, official word, to feel the effects of what was already happening in the rest of the country.

Each year Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration takes place each year on June 19th, recognizing an event that took place in Texas in 1865.

The story of Juneteenth begins in Texas when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston on June 19, 1865, with an announcement. As the community listened to the reading of General Orders, Number 3, the people of Galveston learned for the first time that the Civil War was over. After more than a century of slavery and years of war, it was official. All slaves were now freedmen.

News traveled slowly, even stubbornly during and after the War between the States. Over two years earlier, President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Only two months before Major General Granger arrived in Galveston, General Lee surrendered at Appomattox. And the country was already mourning the assassination of President Lincoln. Just weeks before Granger arrived, the official final surrender took place. And yet, this community in the west remained the last to know of their freedom. They required word, official word, to feel the effects of what was already happening in the rest of the country.

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The Plano Police Department is a member of the North Texas Crime Commission and utilizes the Crime Stoppers program. Crime Stoppers tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of a person with an active felony warrant or information that leads to a felony arrest and indictment. Your call, webtip, email or text is anonymous. To contact Crime Stoppers, call 1-877-373-TIPS (8477), submit a tip online at Webtips, or by email, follow the links on the website ntcc.crimestoppers.com. You may also text your tip to "TIP197" plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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