2nd Quarter Crime Report_updated

Code Blue Luncheon On June 22, 2019, the Fort Worth Police Department cel- ebrated over 300 citizen volunteers who participate in the Code Blue program at an annual luncheon. Code Blue is a community program where citizens patrol their own neighborhoods and work directly with the police depart- ment to help prevent crime. For more information on how you can join the Code Blue program, email FWPD at codeblue@fortworthtexas.gov.

Bike Training As an extension of the Spanish Citizens Police Academy program, participants went through training to prepare them for patrolling their neighborhoods on bicycle on June 4, 2019. For more information about the police academy, please visit https://police.fortworthtexas.gov/ Get - Involved/citizens - police - academy.

The National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) held a weeklong training seminar and certifica- tion conference at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex in May. The NNDDA was established in 1978 to provide a professional standard and certification for canine teams. Approximately 130 teams from around the country participated in the event. National K9 Training

Bridge the Gap FWPD officers, Code Blue volunteer coordinators, and Crime Prevention Specialists participated in a Bridge the Gap event at Sycamore Recreation Center in April. The event was intended to help “ bridge the gap ” between law enforcement and the local community by creating an at- mosphere for open dialogue, positive interaction, and en- gagement that will lead to improved relations with police. The event included open forums, dialogue, and role play between law enforcement and young people ages 10 - 17.

Section V - Department Initiatives


Second Quarter (April - June) 2019 Crime Report

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