Welcome to the home of the White Oak Police Department. We invite you to take a look around and enjoy your stay.
Chief Charles R. Smith
Chief Smith has been a law enforcement officer for over 23 years. He served as a police officer with Lubbock Police Department for 10 years. He later served as a deputy for the Lynn County Sheriff's Department, of which he became Sheriff in 1997. Chief Smith then moved to White Oak where he has been for the last 5 years. Chief Smith also has a large amount of Investigative experience. If you would like to contact the Chief you may call 903-759-0106 or email him.
The White Oak Police Department currently has 8 patrol officers, 3 Sergeants, 1 Detective, 1 Lieutenant, an Assistant Chief and a Chief.
The White Oak Police Department is located just East of the White Oak Municipal building at White Oak Rd and Old U.S. Hwy 80 and can be reached at 903-759-0106. You can also like the White Oak Police Department on Facebook.
Click it or Ticket! In a state wide effort to create awareness for the need to wear a safety belt while operating or riding in a motor vehicle the Click it or Ticket! program has saved thousands of lives.
Remember to make sure someone is helping take care of the house when you leave on vacation.
Drivers Made Aware of Mileage Thanks to New Radar Speed Trailer
Updated 8/28/2003 at 2:33 PM
From Staff Reports at the White Oak Independent
Since the start of school, citizens of White Oak traveling on White Oak Road near the school have probably noticed the red trailer displaying vehicle speeds. The “Radar Speed Trailer” was built by city employees, Craig Waddell and Randy Dodson, at the request of the White Oak Police Department.
“The speed trailer has been monitored by officers and reports indicate it has successfully slowed speeders in the area, “ Chief Charlie Smith said.
The trailer has been beneficial to both the citizens of White Oak and the police department. It is a great reminder for people to slow down in the school zones now that school is once again is session. The WOPD will also be able to move the speed trailer to different locations around the city where complaints of speeding have been reported. The timing of the trailer coincided with the new school year and the upcoming Labor Day holiday. Officers will be more vigilant due to the increased traffic and number of intoxicated drivers on the highways. The goal of White Oak officers is to keep the citizens of the city and Gregg County safe as they travel during this time of year.
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare or others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...law enforcement.
New Laws & Updates
If you or someone you know is about to get their first drivers license, it is important to remember that the driving laws have changed.
According to the Texas Transportation Code (section545.424(a)) During the 6-month period following issuance of an original Class A, B or C driver's license, a person under 18 years of age may not operate a motor vehicle (i) between midnight and5 a. m., unless necessary for employment or school-related activity or because of a medical emergency, or (ii) with more than one passenger under 21 uears of age in the vehicle who is not a family member.
This means that you new drivers under the age of 18 can't have more than one non family member in your vehicle that is under the age of 21. It may sound like a harsh law, but keep in mind that the period after getting your first license is an adjustment period and you need to learn the rules of the road without the distractions that friends sometimes cause.
There have been several instances of traffic stops in which it was discovered that there were children under the age of 18 in the bed of a pickup truck. The law regarding this activity was changed last year and it now states:
It is unlawful to operate an open-bed pick-up truck or open flatbed truck or to draw an open flatbed trailer at any speed while a child uner 18 years of age occupies the bed of the truck or trailer.
The only time a child may ride in the bed of a pickup is while in a parade, while transporting farm workers from one field to another, while on a beach, operating as a hayride, or when the vehicle is the only one owned by members of the driver's household.
Assistant Chief Terry Roach
Assistant Chief Terry Roach has been a Peace Officer since 1993. He began his career at Gladewater PD where he began as a reserve officer, becoming a full time officer in 1996. He was the departments K-9/Narcotics Officer before becoming a Sergeant on the night shift. He came to White Oak in September, 2001. He started as a Patrol Sergeant and in 2003 he was promoted to Lieutenant/Investigator. In October of 2009 he was promoted to Assistant Chief. Assistant Chief Roach served in the U.S. Air Force from 1982 to 1985. He is a member of the Texas Police Chiefs Association, the Texas Municipal Police Association and Vice President/Treasurer of the East Texas Police Chiefs Association. Assistant Chief Roach is also an instructor at the East Texas Police Academy
Lieutenant Andy Willeford
Lieutenant Andy Willeford has been a Peace Officer since 1994. He has worked for White Oak since 2002. Lt. Willeford received his Master Peace Officer certification in 2006. He has received specialized training in computer forensics, advanced accident investigation, basic juvenile officer, interview and interrogation and statement analysis. Lt. Willeford supervises patrol and is the dispatch supervisor. He is an associate trainer for DPS in TCIC/NCIC and has instructed at East Texas Police Academy.
Sergeant Rex Haynes
Sgt. Haynes has been a peace officer since 1997.He has been employed by the White Oak Police Department since April 2007.Sgt. Haynes has an advanced peace officer certification and is one of the department’s crime scene investigators.
Sergeant Brannon Robertson
Sgt. Brannon Robertson has been a peace officer since 1996. He has been employed by the White Oak Police Department since April of 2003. Sgt. Robertson has an Master Peace Officer Certification and is the departments Intoxilyzer Operator. Sgt. Robertson has accounted for over half of the departments DWI arrests since being employed here. Sgt. Robertson received a MADD recognition award in 2001 and was Officer of the Year for White Oak in 2003
Sergeant/Detective Ferris Ellis
Sgt. Ellis has been a peace officer since 1996 and has worked for the White Oak Police Department since June 2004. Sgt. Ellis has an Advanced Peace Officer certification. In addition to his responsibilities as a detective, Sgt. Ellis also maintains the training records for the department. Sgt. Ellis also served in the United States Air Force during operation Desert Storm.
Sergeant Page Johnson
Sgt. Page Johnson has been a Peace Officer since 1998 and has worked for the White Oak Police Department since 2000. Sgt. Johnson is a field training officer for the department as well as having been an Intoxilyzer Operator. He is a certified Firearms Instructor and Glock Armorer as well as being part of the Major Collision Investigation Team. Sgt. Johnson has served on the board of the East Texas Firearms Instructors Association since 2005 and was awarded Officer of the year in 2006 from the White Oak VFW Post. Sgt. Johnson is also a member of the crime scene investigation team.
Officer Carol Brian
Officer Carol Brian graduated Valedictorian of Odessa College Police Academy in December 1997. She became a commissioned Peace Officer in March of 1998, and worked in Undercover Narcotics before being hired by White Oak Police Department in October 2000. In 2003 Officer Brian started "Cops and Kids", which is a program that brings the community, police officers, and firefighters together for a day of softball, eating, and fun. She was awarded a Community Service pin from Mayor Tim Vaughn for this program. Officer Brian holds an Advance Peace Officer Certificate, and was nominated for Police Officer of the Year in 2004 and 2006.
Officer James Robinson
Officer James Robinson has been a Texas Peace Officer since May, 2007 and has worked for the White Oak Police Department since July of 2007. Prior to this, Officer Robinson was a certified Jailer for Rusk County for two years. Officer Robinson served in the U. S. Navy and the U. S. Army Reserve where he was an Army Military Police School Instructor and Platoon Sgt. He also served as a guard for the Texas Department of Corrections for 13 years.
Officer Stuart Johnson
Officer Stuart Johnson started his law enforcement career in 1990 with the City of Gladewater. In 2000 he moved out of state and began working for DynCorp International serving in Bosnia/Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Iraq as a monitor/trainer for approximately 4½ years. In 2007 he returned to Texas and was hired as a patrolman for the City of White Oak. He is also a Field Training Officer, Certified Mental Health Officer and the Taser Instructor. In 2008 he was named the departments Officer of the Year.
Officer Rhonda Rumsey
Officer Rhonda Rumsey has been a Peace Officer since 1997. She has been employed at the White Oak Police Department as both a Reserve Officer and Patrol Officer since 1998.
Officer Chris Bullard
Officer Chris Bullard has been a peace officer since 2008. Officer Bullard graduated from Kilgore High School in 2001, attended Kilgore College from 2002-2005 and then went to the East Texas Police Academy in 2008. Officer Bullard is also a substitute teacher at White Oak ISD.
Officer Jacob Schroeder
Officer Jacob Schroeder is a recent graduate of the East Texas Police Academy. He started his career with the White Oak Police Department in June of 2009. Officer Schroeder is certified as an instructor for Strategies of Low Light Engagements by Strategos International. He also holds a certification in Basic Disaster Life Support from the American Medical Association. Officer Schroeder recently attended training at the Cooper Institute and is implementing a physical fitness program for the department.
Officer Trevor Templeton
Officer Trevor Templeton has been an officer for the White Oak Police Department since 2009. Officer Templeton graduated from Fouke High School in 2005. He attended Texarkana College from 2006 to 2007 with Criminal Justice as a major. Officer Templeton worked for the Texarkana Texas Police Department, who sponsored him through the East Texas Police Academy.
Officer Cody Still
Officer Still began working for the White Oak Police Department in 2009.
Dispatcher Carolyn Smith
Carolyn has been employed at the White Oak Police Department since 2009. Prior to coming to work for White Oak, Carolyn dispatched for the Gladewater and Balch Springs Police Departments. Carolyn is also a former member of the Union Grove Volunteer Fire Department where she earned her EMT certification.
Dispatcher Robin Brown
Dispatcher Robin Brown has been employed with the White Oak Police Department since May 2008. He has certifications in TLETS/NLETS, TCIC/NCIC, and Crisis Communications. Prior to coming to work at White Oak, he spent several years working in security, lastly as Security Director for the Longview Mall.
Dispatcher Linda Allaire
Dispatcher Linda Allaire has been in law enforcement since 1970. She has been employed with the White Oak Police Department since February of 1978. She has an Advanced Telecommunicator Certificate, was awarded the 9-1-1 Silent Hero Award in 2002, is Chairperson for the East Texas Council of Governments 9-1-1 Advisory Committee and is on the Public Education and By-Laws Committees.
Dispatcher Jamie Kidder
Jamie began working for the White Oak Police Department in 2010. She has prior dispatch experience as Communications Supervisor for the Red Oak Police Department. Jamie is a certified EMT and worked for East Texas Medical Center EMS as an ambulance driver and EMT. Jamie is a member of the White Oak Volunteer Fire Department and is a graduate of the East Texas Police Academy.
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Registered Sex Offender Information
The White Oak Police Department maintains local registered sex offender information. This information is available to the public in the lobby of the Police Department. Statewide sex offender information is maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety on their website.
- According to the Texas Public Information Act, governmental bodies have 10 business days to comply with a request for public information. If a request is of a special nature and more time is needed to comply, the requestor will be notified.
- Public information requests may be subject to processing fees. The fee is $6.00 per accident report and $2.00 per incident report. Reports in excess of 10 pages will be charged $0.10 per page after the tenth page. When requesting an accident or incident report, send your check/money order made out to the City of White Oak and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please complete and include this form. The mailing address is found on the home page.
- When requesting an accident report, please provide two identifiers. This information is what a Data Management Specialist will use to locate the report, therefore as much information as possible will increase the likelihood of locating your open records.
- Criminal History information is not provided by the White Oak Police Department. Criminal History information may be obtained from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
How do I get a copy of a police report or an accident report?
Copies of offense reports and accident reports are available at the Police Department located at 103 E. Old highway 80. There is a fee. For more information, call 903-759-0106.
Who do I call to see if I have any outstanding warrants?
If you believe you may have a city warrant, you should call White oak Municipal Court at 903-759-3936 Ext. 19. If you believe you may have a county warrant, you should call the Gregg County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Division at 903-236-8440.
Who do I call to see if someone is in jail?
The White Oak City Jail is in the Police Department. The number to call is 903-759-3936. All prisoners arrested for an offense above a Class C misdemeanor are transported to Gregg County the following day. Their number is 903-236-8440.
How can I get fingerprinted?
Fingerprinting is done at the White Oak Police Department. The cost is $5.00 per fingerprint card. For more information, call 903-759-0106.
How do I compliment or complain about a White Oak Police Officer/Department Employee?
You should call the officer’s supervisor at 903-759-0106.
How do I find out how much a traffic ticket is?
You can find out how much a traffic ticket is by calling White Oak Municipal Court at 903-759-3936 Ext. 19.
If I disagree with an officer’s traffic accident report, what can I do?
Officers are traffic accident report takers only. They assess each accident on a case by case basis. Officers make a determination as to the contributing factors on the accident but they DO NOT determine fault. If you disagree with the final accident report, you should contact the officer to discuss your concerns. The officer has the final say in how the report is written. Who pays for damage and other related costs is a matter which must be determined in civil court and/or between insurance companies. You should contact your insurance agent and/or an attorney.
I have discovered that the insurance information on the accident report is not valid. What can I do?
You may file against the driver for no insurance by going to Municipal Court and completing a complaint form against the other driver. All the information you need is contained in the accident report.
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