Bear Creek Police Department

COPS grant awarded to Bear Creek

Bear Creek Police Chief Eddie Collins, left, and newly hired police officer Chris Franks, with one of the new patrol cars in the police fleet. The town will begin accepting applications for officer hired under the COPS grant.
BEAR CREEK - Excessive overtime costs for extra hours worked by officers with the Bear Creek Police Department will now be relieved, thanks to a $103,280 COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) Hire grant through the U.S. Department of Justice.

Collins outlines plans for Bear Creek Police

New Bear Creek Police Chief Eddie Collins, third from left, discusses new ideas and plans he has for the town with Town Council members. Shown from left, Eric Mills, Eric Loden, Collins, Alex Price, Tom Misner and Chris Gillum.
BEAR CREEK - The concept of community policing is being put into action for the Town of Bear Creek by newly installed chief Eddie Collins, who met with the mayor and council at their April 5, town council meeting to discuss new ideas and a fresh approach to law enforcement.

Bear Creek Police Department to relocate to former town hall building

Bear Creek Police Officer Jason Williams at the former town hall building, which will be the new location of police headquarters complete with a dispatch center.
BEAR CREEK    -  A new location is ahead for the Bear Creek Police Department, which will not only relocate to the former town hall building but in the process will also establish a dispatch center  and complete headquarters for police operations.

Bear Creek Police vigilant about removing drugs from streets

Bear Creek Police Chief Joey Franks, left, and Officer Austin Lewis display drugs and paraphernalia confiscated in their most recent case.
BEAR CREEK  -  Police Officer Austin Lewis was in the right place at the right time, when he noticed a suspicious vehicle leading to the confiscation of methamphetamine, marijuana and the arrest of both the driver and passenger on Feb. 9.