Mounted Arena Ribbon Cutting The Fort Worth Police Mounted Patrol celebrated the opening of its covered arena at 1901 N. Las Vegas Trail on May 17, 2019. The all - weather training facility allows the unit to participate in training rain or shine. The Mount- ed Support Group helped make the facility possible and places the unit at the forefront of police mounted patrols. In addition to the newly - opened covered arena, the equestrian complex features 5,600 square feet of office space, 17,000 square feet of air conditioned barn space, locker rooms, a community room, and exhibit space.
Interim Police Chief Sworn In The City Council named Edwin Kraus Interim Police Chief during a ceremony in May. Chief Kraus began his career with the Fort Worth Police Department in 1992. He has served as an officer, detective and sergeant in several units in the Patrol Bureau. His command experience in- cludes assignments as a Neighborhood Policing District lieutenant, a Patrol Division captain, commander of the Training Division, and deputy chief over the Investigative and Support Command. Most recently, Chief Kraus was the Executive Assistant Chief over the Patrol Bureau.
Tarrant Area Food Bank Food Drive FWPD participated in the 2019 Tarrant Area Food Bank drive that ran from June 3 through June 28. Altogether, 13,236 pounds of food and $46,987.29 in cash was raised by 23 city departments and eight neighborhoods. That ’ s enough to provide 243,041 meals to local residents in need. In the large departments category, the Police De- partment captured the number 1 slot in both monetary donations and pounds of food donated!
International Police Mountain Bike Conference
During April 7 - 13, 2019, the FWPD Bicycle Unit and Central Division hosted the international Police Mountain Bike Conference that included over 100 law enforcement officers from across the nation for training classes and events to discuss the latest best practices for police use of bikes. This conference was also supported by Code Blue citizen volunteers of the police department.
Section V - Department Initiatives
Second Quarter (April - June) 2019 Crime Report
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