Ponca City P.D. has new officer

Ponca City Now - April 14, 2016 3:18 pm

Eric Welch is the newest member of the Ponca City Police Department. He was sworn into office by receiving the oath of a Police Officer from Municipal Judge William Kirkpatrick Thursday afternoon.

Welch, a 2012 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University with a degree in Science and emphasis in English, began his employment with the PCPD on April 4. He was a certified Police Officer in Ulysses Kansas a town of approximately 7,000 for approximately four years.

Welch was actually born in Ponca City; his parents were residents of Tonkawa. Eric is married; he and his wife have two young children.


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