New Chief of Police Edwin Kraus was promoted to Chief of Police on December 5. Chief Kraus had served as Interim Police Chief since May. Chief Kraus is a twenty-six year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department. He has served as an officer, detective and sergeant in several units within the Patrol Bureau. His command experience includes assignments as a Neighborhood Policing District Lieutenant, a Patrol Division Captain, and commander of the Training Division. He has served in executive roles as Deputy Chief over the Investigative and Support Command, Assistant Chief over the Support Bureau, and Executive Assistant Chief over the Patrol Bureau. Chief Kraus earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Texas Tech University and his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI National Executive Institute, and the Caruth Police Institute’s Leadership Course.
Executive Staff Promotions
Julie Swearingin was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief over the Finance/Personnel Bureau.
Robert Alldredge was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief over the Patrol Bureau.
Neil Noakes was pro- moted to the rank of Deputy Chief and is overseeing the South Patrol Command.
Joseph Sparrow was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief and is overseeing the North Patrol Com- mand.
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