Canyon Police Department

  • Agency: Canyon Police Department
  • Address: 301 16th St #3, Canyon, 79015 TX
  • Chief: Bobby Griffin (Chief of Police)
Phone: 806-655-5005
Fax: (806) 655-5007

Canyon Police Department is located at 301 16th St #3, Canyon, 79015 TX. The Chief of Police of the department is Bobby Griffin. The Canyon Police Department phone number is 806-655-5005.

Canyon Police Department News

It can take a mile or more to stop a train, so a locomotive engineer who suddenly sees someone on the tracks will likely be unable to stop in time. Railroad property is private property. For your safety, it is illegal to be there unless you are at a designated public crossing. #CanyonTXPD #PedestrianSafety

Congratulations to Officer Caleb Pope on receiving the Officer of the Quarter award. Officer Pope received the award for his hard work, initative and devotion to excellence. We are proud to have an Officer of this caliber serving the citizens of Canyon. #CanyonTXPD

If you'll be driving on Halloween, watch for children who might pop out between parked cars. Be especially careful entering or leaving driveways and alleys. Extra caution can help ensure Halloween safety for everyone. #CanyonTXPD #13DaysOfHalloweenTips

From furry animals to princesses and superheroes, choosing costumes wisely is an important part of Halloween safety. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. #CanyonTXPD #13DaysOfHalloweenTips

Before you start carving pumpkins, consider these Halloween safety rules. Decorate with markers, glitter glue or paint. Let young children draw faces on pumpkins with art supplies. Leave any carving to an adult. Use candles with care. Place candlelit pumpkins on a sturdy surface away from curtains and other flammable objects. Never leave candlelit pumpkins unattended. Better yet, light pumpkins with flashlights, battery-operated flameless candles or glow sticks. #CanyonTXPD #13DaysOfHallweenTips

Secure cargo that may move around while the vehicle is in motion. • Don’t attempt to retrieve items that fall to the floor. Have items needed within easy reach – such as toll fees, toll cards and garage passes. #CanyonTXPD #DrivingSafety

Pumpkins are a common decoration this time of year. However, teenagers have been known to throw pumpkins, which can cause severe damage to homes and vehicles. If someone steals pumpkins from your property, please report it to Canyon Police Department at 655-5005. #CanyonTXPD #13DaysOfHalloweenTips

Congratulations to Officer Garrett Banes! He was sworn in by Judge Bob Splawn on Monday, Oct. 16 as a new officer of the Canyon Police Department. Officer Banes is a graduate of the Amarillo College Police Academy and has served as a reserve officer for multiples agencies in the Texas Panhandle. #CanyonTXPD #BackTheBlue

**Traffic Advisory** The CHS Homecoming Parade will be Thursday, October 19th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Expect traffic delays along the parade route as intersections will be closed to through traffic. This will also affect access to Lindsey Park. If you are in the area, please be safe and watch for pedestrians. See parade route below.

Need safe ideas for Halloween activities? These events are free, open to the public and in safe environments. Check out the events calendar on the Canyon, Texas - City Hall page for happenings in Canyon! #CanyonTX #CanyonTXPD #HappySafeHalloween

Lock your doors when you are leaving your office or lab. Most of the thefts from such areas occur when the areas are unlocked. Doors and windows have locks, use them. If they are not in proper working order, report it without delay. #CanyonTXPD #TheftPrevention

Teach kids at an early age to look left, right and left again before crossing the street. Then remind them to continue looking until safely across. Also, it's important that pedestrians put phones, headphones and devices down when crossing the street. It is particularly important to reinforce this message with teenagers. #CanyonTXPD #PedestrianSafety

As your Chief of Police, I want our community to know, that we take an aggressive approach to domestic violence prevention, and work hard to identify repeat offenders. I just recently signed a commitment to be part of a domestic violence Coalition in Potter and Randall counties. There was an article in the Amarillo Globe News on Sunday that identified members of the Coalition. I was surprised to see that Canyon PD was omitted from the list of Coalition members. Rest assure, your police department stands with the Coalition partners in the battle to fight domestic violence. I did not want our valued supporters to think we take a backseat to this problem we have in Potter and Randall counties.

Drive “defensively." Be aware of what other drivers around you are doing, and expect the unexpected. Assume other motorists will do something crazy, and always be prepared to avoid it. Keep a 2-second cushion between you and the car in front of you. However, make it 4 seconds if the weather is bad. #CanyonTXPD #DrivingSafety

A big thanks goes out to Emmett, Easton and Rachel for supporting the Canyon Police Department.

Never leave personal belongings unattended: unguarded articles invite the thief. This includes articles left in automobiles, whether the car is locked or not. Always remove articles from view. The trunk is the best place to leave them if they must stay in the car. #CanyonTXPD #TheftPrevention

A big shout out of "THANKS" goes out to the officers and volunteers that helped at the Canyon PD BBQ booth. Corp. Kody McCarrell, SRO Daniel Roach and wife Sheila, an extra thank you goes out for doing such a great job. Chief Davis

The City of Canyon is blessed to have such a thriving downtown shopping district. It’s very impressive to see the influx of individuals coming from all areas to eat and shop in Canyon. We are seeing a problem that continues to manifest itself. The number of young kids hanging around the square on Wednesday and Friday afternoons has grown significantly. With those increases comes problems. I sat up on the square to watch the kids, to determine if reports of misconduct had any validity. All reports that I was informed of were valid and needed immediate law enforcement attention. Granted, the kids are making small purchases at the Soda Shop and Cake Company. That is healthy for any business, however I’m not sure that the little inflow of proceeds is worth the headache that is going on outside their shops. I must add, not all the kids are acting up. Kids will be kids and they should be. We only grow up once. What else do they have to do? The conduct, of these kids, becomes a law enforcement problem when the safety of the public is put at risk. On the day I was watching, three kids were riding scooters on the sidewalk located on the west side of the square. An elderly female was seen walking out of the Hillside Church office. I would guess she was in her mid to late 70’s. She was adjusting her small purse on her left arm. Fortunately, she looked up just before she was struck by one of the kids speeding by on a scooter. I could see the relief on her face that she wasn’t hit. Another kid was doing some type of spin trick on the scooter. The scooter flew from the boy’s hands and ended up against the wall of Johnston’s Hardware very near the glass pane. Lastly, I was later informed by a business owner, about a kid trying to push over, or break off a tree planted on the courthouse grounds. The kid was extremely disrespectful to a citizen who had approached him, inquiring about his behavior. Exactly what was this kid thinking? Outside the Soda Shop, and toward Johnston’s Hardware, was a large gathering of kids blocking the sidewalk. I observed a citizen walk between, and around the cars parked on the street, just to get around the kids. These kids would not let the women pass. After seeing such a clear disrespect for others, I had to call in patrol officers to address the safety and conduct problems. The Canyon Police Department has set a course of action. One of our school resource officer’s will be posted on the square, when needed, to address any incident that arises. We have chosen to reach out to parents, who allow their kids to go to the square, to set expectations and parameters. Police will be calling parents to come remove their child if found causing problems. We would like to reach out to the churches to begin Wednesday church activities earlier, if possible. It is our policy to take the less adverse enforcement action on juvenile offenders. We will continue to adhere to the policy, unless we have repeat offenders, or the incident is of a nature that law dictates a more aggressive enforcement action.

This event is open to all. Come by and visit with some of your local law enforcement ☕️

CAUTION: Officers are on scene of a four car pile up at US 87 and Country Club south bound. Please slow down and use caution when driving by the area. US 87 North is now clear and both lane are open.

Please share. If you have any information about her whereabouts contact the Randall County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 806-468-5751.

IDENTIFIED: I wanted all to know that the persons in the photo have been identified. Thanks goes out to the person, or persons, that assisted in identifying the subjects. With your help, we identified them, interrogated them, and received full confessions. Working with the public helps solve crime.

Please use Caution in and around Canyon. High waters have caused the Hunsley Hills crossing and Lindsey Park to temporarily close. Police are also responding to several cars sliding off the roadway and getting stuck at high water at intersections. Please exercise care!

Members of the Canyon Police Department want to thank Mayor Gary Hinders, and his wife Linda, for their continued support. Pictured are some treats delivered by the Mayor. This is a nice way to finish off another great week at Canyon PD.

On 09-19-17 between 3am and 5am an Xcel substation located in the 200 block of 2nd avenue was burglarized. We believe there are 2 males involved from video footage we obtained. The vehicle appears to be pewter colored. Detectives are needing assistance identifying the vehicle. Please contact Detective Davis or Detective Garza with any information at 806-655-5005.