Strategic Direction Accomplishments 2. Community Engagement and Partnerships
2. Improve External Communication. Public Relations Office created new Communica- tions Policy to improve communication with oth- er City departments. Divisional Citizens on Patrol Coordinator corre- sponds regularly with their respective COP mem- bers through emails, announcements at monthly meetings, and phone calls, as needed. Newslet- ters are provided either quarterly or monthly at the patrol division level. Crime Prevention Spe- cialists also provide brochures and newsletters as trends or information becomes available. Public Relations Office Team utilized You Tube channels (English and Spanish), Facebook Live, and Twitter social media platforms and the po- lice website for public service announcements. Public Relations Office assisted in creating a Procedural Justice video. Public Relations Office assumed administration of the FWPD Nextdoor app. 3. Enhance Community Partnerships Patrol Officers use Signal 90, which is a police call type code used to document when an officer is attending a community event/meeting. Commander’s creative initiatives include Roll Call with Code Blue, Virtual Town Halls, and Coffee with Cops. Continued to implement the Community Camera Program. As of September 2018, a total of 837 cameras have been registered.
4. Increase the Number of Volunteers Involved in Fort Worth Police Department Programs. Added Code Blue recruiting literature in City wa- ter bill materials. As of September 2018, there are 533 active Citi- zens on Patrol (COP) members. More than 100 Hispanic Citizens on Patrol mem- bers graduated in June 2018. The next Hispanic Citizens on Patrol class is scheduled for April 2019. 5. Continue to Research Innovative, Communi- ty-Oriented Programs to Engage the Public NPOs continued to work with owners in areas of blight and improve safety through Crime Preven- tion Through Environmental Design strategies. Executive Staff, Command Staff, and other Fort Worth Police personnel visited Chicago to gain knowledge on COMPSTAT initiatives.
Spanish Citizens on Patrol Graduating Class
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