FWPD Hurricane Harvey Response
2017 Back to School Events On August 10th, the City of Fort Worth hosted a Back to School Roundup at Will Rogers Coliseum, and on August 12th, the Andrew “Doc” Session Community Center host- ed a Back to School Bash. Families were able to pick up backpacks full of school supplies, receive free haircuts, and take care of other back-to-school basics. On August 24th, a Back to School Block Party was held at Cavile Place. Mayor Price and Chief Fitzgerald attended the event where children were able to ride bikes on a training course and learn about bike safety.
The Fort Worth Police Department deployed 149 officers to Houston to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The first 100 officers deployed on August 30th. Fort Worth officers answered patrol calls for service and re- sponded to incidents throughout Houston. The deploy- ment included Chief Fitzgerald, three assistant chiefs, two deputy chiefs, other command staff and officers.
Patrol Division Realignment: New Sixth Division
On August 19th, the Fort Worth Police Department added a new patrol division and realigned the existing five patrol division boundaries due to significant growth in north Fort Worth. A new patrol division facility at 8755 N. Riverside Drive will open in 2018. Each of the six patrol divisions include two districts and multiple beats. Patrol staff as- signed to the new North Division will operate out of exist- ing facilities until the new facility is open.
Congratulations to the graduates of recruit classes 142 in July and 143 in September for a job well done. The two classes resulted in a total of 90 new officers on the streets of Fort Worth. The recruits were assigned to patrol divisions to begin phase one of their field training. Recruit Classes 142 and 143 Graduate from FWPD Academy
Section V - Department Initiatives
Third Quarter (July - September) 2017 Crime Report
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