Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy is pleased to announce the promotion of Bill Perkins to the position of Deputy Chief of Police.
Deputy Chief Perkins is a native of Duncan. He graduated in 1993 from Oklahoma State University with a degree in police science. Deputy Chief Perkins has over 15 years of law enforcement experience. He is a licensed paramedic and worked in Oklahoma City for EMSA for several years. He began his law enforcement career in Dallas, Texas as a police officer. He was also a police officer for the city of Corinth, Texas. Deputy Chief Perkins began his career at the Altus Police Department in 2006 and later transferred to the detective division on 2009. He’s been married to his wife Kathy for 25 years, and they have two children Tyler and Megan.
“Deputy Chief Bill Perkins has proven himself, not only a leader in our department but as a proven investigator as well,” said Murphy.
He has attended and graduated from the criminal investigators academy, the Reid school of interviewing. He’s been active in the Altus community serving in the Cops in the Classroom Program as well as the liaison for the Altus-Jackson County Crime Stoppers, and is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, sponsored by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
“Deputy Chief Bill Perkins is a servant of the Altus community and he truly cares about the safety and welfare of our citizens,” added Murphy. “He’s dedicated, hard working, honest, fair and sympathetic to the needs of our community. All the qualities I find appealing from someone who serves the public. I’m certain Deputy Chief Bill Perkins will do a great job for the City of Altus and our police department.”