Significant Accomplishments, FY17-FY18
The Fort Worth Police Department implemented the following significant accomplishments during the past two fiscal years. More accomplishments for each Strategic Direction and each Bureau are included in this report beginning on page 11.
Accreditation from Texas Police Chief’s Association On February 7, 2018, the FWPD received the official approval of “Recognized” agency and is the largest department in the State of Texas to receive such an honor. The program is a vol- untary process where police agencies in Texas prove their com- pliance with 168 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. The best practices were carefully developed by Texas law enforce- ment professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effec- tive delivery of service, the reduction of risk, and the protec- tion of individual’s rights. Being “Recognized” means that the agency has proven that it meets or exceeds all of the identified best practices for Texas law enforcement. The best practices cover aspects of law enforcement operations such as use of force, protection of citizen rights, pursuits, property and evi- dence management, and patrol and investigative operations .
City Council Presentation
Patrol Commander Rank Approved The City Council approved the addition of six commander positions to the Patrol Bureau ranks on Novem- ber 25, 2017, allowing the department to select officers who possess the leadership skills, intellect, experi- ence, and dedication to build and maintain relationships in the community. The six Patrol Commanders are:
East Commander Paula Fimbres
Central Commander Joseph Sparrow
North Commander Neil Noakes
Northwest Commander Pedro Criado
South Commander Greg Weathers
West Commander Cynthia O’Neil
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