Department Responsibilities

The Police Department is under the direction and supervision of the Police Chief, Terry David Lynch, who is appointed by the City Council.

The department is responsible for:
  • Enforcement of Traffic Laws
  • Accident Investigations
  • Community Education
  • Crime Prevention Programs
  • Investigation of Crimes Against Persons and Property
  • Narcotic Investigations
  • Maintenance of Criminal Records and/or Files
  • Radio Communications and Teletype Services

The department personnel is comprised of 11 staff and administrative positions and 26 certified peace officers. The Police Department strives to provide the highest quality of services possible within the City's fiscal limitations.

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City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400


Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3131

City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
Wharton Emergency Management
1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
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