Central Division encompasses a large, diverse area that includes the Downtown Business community, Near Southside (Hospital District), Texas Wesleyan University downtown campus, and many historic neighborhoods immediately surrounding these areas. Included in the boundaries are the major shelters for homeless individuals and families. The business, medical, and educational communities located within this division create a significant transient population commuting to and from work each day. After business hours, the Central Business District transforms to a vibrant entertainment venue consisting of many popular restaurants, bars and events.
Commander Joseph Sparrow Central Division 2018 Accomplishment Highlights
Dedicated Shelter District officers were assigned to the area on E. Lancaster Ave. The team is comprised of a Homeless Liaison, Neighborhood Police Officer, and two officers who are not subject to other calls in the area. Collaborated with the Near East Side Neighborhood Association including people from various groups in the Shelter District Area (Presbyterian Night Shelter, True Worth, Union Gospel Mission, Salvation Army, etc.). Continued to work with outreach groups who provide housing for homeless individuals. Downtown Fort Worth Inc. began an Ambassador's Program to provide assistance to citizens and to help point homeless individuals to available resources. The Downtown Security Group serves as the Central Division’s Economic Development Committee. It includes business owners and security partners with the purpose of keeping downtown thriving. Meetings occur monthly. Attended multiple neighborhood association and community meetings including: Samuels Ave., Carter Riverside, United Riverside, Garden of Eden, Cook Children’s Hospital, Historic Southside,
Fairmount/Ryan Place, Spanish Hacienda Crime Watch, and Poly Triangle Neighborhood Association. Neighborhood Patrol Officers were active in FWPAL and developing youth activates throughout the division. Command Staff and Neighborhood Patrol Officers participated in CommuniVersity Mentor Training.
Young riders downtown Fort Worth
For more Central Division information visit our website: www.fortworthpd.com/Patrol/Central
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