The 13 employees of the Pittsburg Police Department are working in a heightened state of awareness since four shots hit their building Wednesday night, Police Chief Richard Penn said Thursday.
Penn declined to say how officers are adjusting their tactics in response to the report of shots fired at 10:45 p.m. at the metal police station at 520 S. Greer Blvd.
“I will say they have a higher awareness (of danger),” Penn said. “There are steps that are taken to enhance the safety of our officers.”
Police said the building was occupied at the time, but no injuries were reported. Penn said police have not determined what kind of weapon was used.
“We don’t have a suspect or suspects or name,” he said.
He said the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Texas Rangers; the Texas Department of Public Safety; the Camp County Sheriff’s Office and Camp County Constable’s Office are assisting Pittsburg police in the investigation.
He praised his 10 fellow officers and two civilian employees for showing up to work Thursday, as they do on any other workday.
“To me, this speaks volumes of the dedication to the commitment to the profession and the communities they serve,” he said.
He advised anyone with any information about the shooting to call CrimeStoppers at (903) 843-3131 or the police department at (903) 856-3330.