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224 W. Blackwell

Fire Chief: Cory Hanebrink
Deputy Chief: Bryan Cavett, Steve Gales

Office: 580.363.5490
Fax: 580.363.7217

The Fire Department, with approximately 16 employees, responds to fire, emergency medical and various rescue calls. In a given year, the department makes an average of 850 ambulance runs and 150 fire and rescue runs. The department is part of the Homeland Security Team and they are knowledgeable as a Hazard Response Team. The department is also 1 of 20 departments in the state of Oklahoma with a Regional Intermediate Response Unit.  

224 W. Blackwell

Chief of Police: Dewayne Wood
Detective: Jay Brewer
Patrol Shift Supervisors: Lt. John Mitchell and Lt. Gary Preuss  

Office: 580.363.5490
Fax: 580.363.1375

The Police Department, with approximately 25 employees, protects and serves the community from criminal activity by enforcing city, state and federal laws. The department keeps the peace, apprehends criminals and helps prepare cases for prosecution. 

Police Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Blackwell Police Department is to protect and serve and preserve the peace for all who live or work in, as well as those who travel through, our City, and in so doing, to make a meaningful contribution to the quality of life in our community. As we endeavor to accomplish our mission, we acknowledge the following.

The Blackwell Police Department was formed and now exists because of the City and Community we serve. We are a police organization of professionals committed to providing the highest level of police service in a positive and sensitive manner and all people regardless of their walk or stature in life with no regards to race, creed or standing in the community.

We know the value of human life and the dignity of all people and treat those all with fairness, compassion and respect. We recognize the importance of working together, as a department to maintain a work environment that consist of trust, faith, respect and support from all.

We wear our uniform with great pride and realize it is a symbol of public trust. We realize it is important in serving our Community to maintain public confidence. We are committed to the Citizens of Blackwell and hope to create a mutual trust where we all work together in the prevention of crime and solving mutual concerns and create a safe and secure community.

We know that the test of police efficiency is the absence of criminal disorder. We strive for the excellence of respect and integrity in working for this Community. Cooperation from this Community each day to work with us for the betterment of Blackwell, will make our mission possible.

Police Department Vision Statement
We want the Blackwell Police Department to work with the community to create a common goal. This goal would be to have respect for human dignity and a safe and respected community to live in an raise our families.

W. Doolin

Street Supervisor: Chuck Anderson

Warehouse: 580.363.7266
Fax: 580.363.7706

The Street Department provides proper maintenance of streets, alleys, drainage systems, and sidewalks and signs. They coordinate snow and ice removal, mowing of city properties and assists other departments that request support.

224 W Blackwell

Animal Control Officer: Kristen Knepper
Part Time Animal Control Officer: John Gerian
224 W. Blackwell
Blackwell, OK 74631

Office: 580.363.5490

Blackwell Animal Control enforces City codes and ordinances related to animals within the City limits. The department assists all City departments with any animal issues that may arise. Complaints about animals are taken through the Blackwell Police Dispatch Office. The department utilizes every method available to control animal populations within the city and place animals that are in need of good homes in appropriate places. The department has a site at where animals available for adoption can be viewed. The department also works with other agencies and non-profit organizations on foster, adoption programs and assistance for abused animals. 

Online Pet Sites are a great place to find and /or adopt pets. These are sites that our local Animal Control Officer recommends:, sponsored by Purina and

221 W Blackwell

Emergency Manager: Tim Gilbert

Office: 580.363.0300
Fax: 580.363.0324

Emergency Management is responsible for disaster preparedness, public safety communications and safety training for the City of Blackwell. This office is also responsible for maintaining cooperative relationships with all City departments, City officials; along with state and federal agencies, and the general public. Emergency Management’s main office is located in City Hall at 221 West Blackwell, Blackwell, Oklahoma. 

Helpful Links:
Click HERE for Chikaskia River levels
Click HERE to learn about Winter Weather Preparedness

16705 W. Hubbard Road

Manager: Dennis Pearce

16705 W Hubbard Road
Blackwell, OK 74631

Office: 580.363.4242

Blackwell–Tonkawa Municipal Airport covers an area of 209 acres (85 ha) at an elevation of 1,030 feet (314 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,501 by 60 feet (1,067 x 18 m).

For the 12-month period ending May 6, 2008, the airport had 2,400 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 200 per month. At that time there were 15 aircraft based at this airport: 100% single-engine.


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