Department Initiatives COVID-19 Pandemic Response
On March 13, Mayor Betsy Price declared a State of Emergency in re- sponse to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Fort Worth is working with its partners at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Texas, the Texas Department of Health and Human Ser- vices, and Tarrant County Public Health. The Fort Worth Police Depart- ment continues to serve the citizens of Fort Worth throughout this pan- demic. For more information on COVID-19 visit the following City of Fort Worth website: https://fortworthtexas.gov/COVID-19/
Metroplex Challenge Explorer Competition The FWPD Explorers participated in the Metroplex Challenge Explorer Competition on January 25, hosted by Grand Prairie PD. This was the first time the FWPD Ex- plorers participated in the Metroplex Challenge and it was a great success. The FWPD Explorers placed 1st in Arrest Search & Seizure, Burglary, Felony Traffic Stops, Suicidal/Mental Persons, and Unknown Call for Police and placed 2nd in Active Shooter. Congratulations!
The Fort Worth Police Department hosted two community forums. The Beyond the Badge Forum was hosted on January 21, at the Como Community Center. Chief Kraus hosted the open discussion and cov- ered multiple community and police topics. On January 29, the Northside Community Forum was held at Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts where the community had the opportunity to meet police command staff, Neighborhood Police Officers, and share ideas about their community and neighborhood.
Reading at Chick-fil-A On January 15, Neighborhood Police Officer Ward attended the Chick-fil-A storytime at the Chick-fil-A in Alliance Town Center in north Fort Worth. Officer Ward read “P is for Police” and chatted to the children in attendance about the police department.
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