Media Relations

  1. TPD Searching for Cred Card Abuse Suspect

    Temple Police Department is asking for the public's help with identifying a suspect involved in a case of credit card abuse. Read on...
  2. TPD Arrests 14 in Prostitution Sting

    TEMPLE, TX (March 18, 2020) –The Temple Police Department in conjunction with the Bell County Sheriff's Department conducted a two-day sex trafficking, pimp, prostitution and John suppression operation on March 13-14. Read on...
  3. TPD Reminds Residents of Intersection Procedures

    The Temple Police Department is reminding residents to remain patient when navigating heavily-trafficked intersections. Read on...
  4. TPD Searches for Theft Suspects

    The Temple Police Department is searching for information regarding the identity of suspects involved in a Jan. 30 theft at Walmart, 3401 S. 31st Street. Read on...
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The purpose and function of the Public Information Office is to serve as liaison between the Temple Police Department, the community, and the news media.  The police department recognizes the need to communicate openly with the public and the media, therefore the PIO staff strives to provide accurate and factual information in a timely and impartial manner, while protecting both the prosecution’s case and the rights of the accused from possible prejudicial publicity. 

TPD is committed to informing the community and members of the news media of events that are handled by, or involve, the Department. Employees will cooperate fully in meeting the relevant information needs of the public and the news media. Every reasonable effort should be made to obtain requested information, so long as the release of that information conforms to federal and state laws, and follows established Department guidelines.

TPD PIO staff does not handle open requests. Citizens wishing to submit open record requests should send their request to the City of Temple Secretary’s Office at (254)298-5301. 

All other inquires please contact:

Cody Weems
Temple Police Department
Media Relations Specialist
cweems@templetx.gov
(254)298-5431                               

Chris Christoff
Temple Police Department
Media Relations Specialist 
cchristoff@templetx.gov
(254)298-5952