2018 FWPD Annual Report

Fort Worth Police Department

2018 Annual Report


Message from the Chief

I am pleased to present the Fort Worth Police Department 2018 Annual Report. This report highlights our continuing efforts in building for our future and summarizes the overall Department commitment to make the City of Fort Worth one of the safest in the nation. In 2018, the department celebrated many accomplishments: we achieved Recognized status with the Texas Police Chiefs Association Recognition as the largest agency in the State of Texas earning that honor, and opened new patrol division facilities. The continued commitment of the department to maintaining transparency as an open and honest organization that earns trusted and sustainable partnerships with the community was evident in 2018. Internal and external efforts like the redesigned functionality and modernization of the police department website, the success of the Policy Advisory Committee, Chief’s Advisory Board meetings, Crime Lab advancements like NIBIN, on-going mandatory Procedural Justice and De-escalation training, and completing more than 50 additional goals in the FY17-FY21 Strategic Plan are just a few examples.

This year was perhaps the most difficult of years during my time as a police chief. Our Department and the community lost a brave and courageous officer in the line of duty. Corporal Garrett Hull epitomized selflessness on the night of September 13, and no one can extinguish the fire that he lit in our hearts within this department. Garrett’s commitment to law enforcement should serve as a reminder to all never to lose hope or faith in the men and women who choose to serve all races, colors, creeds, and preferences as peace officers. Corporal Hull’s death left a scar on all of our hearts, but we shall never forget the tremendous outpouring of support received from across the country, and will honor Corporal Hull and his family in our hearts forever. We held numerous community events throughout the year that continued to focus on education, and providing our local youths and others with important supplies needed to be successful in school and in life. Our heroes visited several local schools and read or helped students with their reading skills in Read-to-Win events. The Fort Worth Police Athletic League (FWPAL) officially opened its first gym in 2017, and expanded in 2018 to include boxing, cheerleading, football, and additional mentoring opportunities. Although this report includes more details about initiatives and updates on other programs that are important to the department and the community, it is only part of an entire story. There is more work to do, but in 2018, it has been an honor to work with the dedicated and professional staff within the Fort Worth Police Department. Know that while in our city, you are always in good hands.

Joel F. Fitzgerald, Sr., Ph.D. Chief of Police


Table of Contents

2 1. Mission, Vision, Core Values, Honor Code……………………...3 2. Department Overview………………………………………………....5 3. By the Numbers…………………………………………………………..7 4. Strategic Plan Implementation Progress……………………..13 5. Operational Highlights………………………………………...……..15 6. Crime Control and Prevention District………………..……....23 7. Building the Community…………………………………………….29 8. Social Media………………...…………………………………….………35 9. Building for the Future……………………………………………....37 10. Innovative Technology………………………………………........41 11. A Hero Remembered………………………...…………………….43

FWPD Proud

Vision FWPD will be a national leader in law enforcement by maintaining a trusted partnership with the com- munity, employing diverse and highly skilled professionals and implementing an innovative policing model focused on community engagement, crime prevention, advanced training, and problem solving.

Mission FWPD exists to safeguard the lives and property of those we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety through partnering and building trust with the community. We strive to accomplish our mission by conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards, respecting the sanctity of human life, and preserving the rights and dignity of each individual in our diverse community.


Core Values Core values form the framework for our work, and identify the conduct and the character that members of this organization align ourselves with to achieve the mission. The core values of the Fort Worth Police Department form the acronym P.A.N.T.H.E.R.

Honor Code I will respectfully serve the citizens of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Police Department. I will dedicate myself to the protection of life, property, and our public trust. My integrity, character, and courage will be above reproach, and I will accept no less from other members of our department.


Department Overview

Department Organization

The FWPD organization is led by the Chief of Police and consists of the following three bureaus: Patrol, Support, and Finance/Personnel. Each bureau is managed by an Assistant Chief and consists of two Commands that include Divisions, Sections, and Units.

Chief of Police Joel F. Fitzgerald

Support Bureau

Patrol Bureau

Finance/Personnel Bureau

Assistant Chief Edwin Kraus

Assistant Chief Kenneth Dean

Assistant Chief Charles Ramirez

FWPD Personnel

As of December 31, 2018, the Fort Worth Police Department employed an authorized strength of 1,674 civil service and 490 civilian staff members. The number of authorized civil service positions are separated by rank below. In 2018, there was 1.9 officers for every 1,000 residents in Fort Worth.

184 Sergeants

17 Captains

5 Deputy Chiefs

50 Lieutenants

241 Corporals & Detectives

1,168 Officers

6 Commanders


2018 Patrol Divisions and Beats Map Fort Worth includes 353 square miles and serves 874,168 residents as of 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Patrol is currently divided into six divisions: Northwest, North, East, South, West, and Central. The six patrol divisions and 90 patrol beats are displayed on the map below. Patrol Divisions and Beats


Homicide 2018 vs 2017 Decreased


*Crime Rates are calculated using annual population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau except for the 2018 population estimate of 895,797, which was calculated using the U.S. Census Bureau 2017 esti- mate plus average annual rate since 2010.

Priority 1 Calls 2018 vs 2017 Decreased 1.5%

2018 Calls for Service

Total Calls Received

Calls Officers Responded To



Calls Dispatched

Non-Emergency Calls





2018 vs 2017

Decreased 14%

Call Definitions

Priority 1 —Immediate threat to human life.

Aggravated Assault 2018 vs 2017 Decreased 11.8%

Priority 2 —Does not meet Priority 1 criteria but requires immediate response. Priority 3 —Does not meet Priority 1 or 2 criteria; non-priority; delay unlikely to create adverse effect.


Crime Statistics Crimes Against Persons

Red = Increase in an offense Black = Decrease in an offense

Length of line indicates how much increase or decrease

4.1% decrease—Assault Offenses (1,407.8) 7.8% increase—Kidnapping/Abduction (17.64)

17.5% decrease—Murder and Manslaughter (6.7)

17.4% decrease—Sex Offenses, Forcible (103.59)

42.4% decrease—Sex Offenses, Nonforcible (4.02)

The above table provides the percent change in crime rate by NIBRS category in 2018 compared to 2017. Red indicates an increase in the offense and black indicates a decrease in the offense. Crime rate totals per 100,000 population are provided in parentheses.

Crimes Against Persons include:

What are Crimes Against Persons?

 Assault (aggravated, simple, and intimidation)

Human Trafficking


 Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter/ Negligent Manslaughter

 Forcible Sex Offenses (forcible rape, other)

Nonforcible Sex Offenses

For more crime report information, visit our website: www.fortworthpd.com/crime-information

Crime Statistics Crimes Against Property

Red = Increase in an offense Black = Decrease in an offense

Length of line indicates how much increase or decrease

The above table provides the percent change in crime rate by NIBRS category in 2018 compared to 2017. Red indicates an increase in the offense and black indicates a decrease in the offense. Crime rate totals per 100,000 population are provided in parentheses.

What are Crimes Against Property?

Crimes Against Property include:






Motor Vehicle Theft



Destruction/Damage/ Vandalism

Stolen Property

Violent Crimes  Embezzlement Extortion/Blackmail 

For more crime report information, visit our website: www.fortworthpd.com/crime-information

Crime Statistics The following table provides the number of crime offenses by category and crime rate in 2018 compared to 2017.

Number of Offenses January - December

Crime Rate per

100,000 Population

2018 Crime Rate

2017 Crime Rate

Type of Offense

% Change

Rate Comparison



13A - C Assault Offenses

12,611 12,835 -1.7% 1,407.80 1,468.25


Aggravated Assault

13A 13B 13C

2,766 3,061 8,726 8,576 1,119 1,198

-9.6% 1.7% -6.6%

308.78 974.10 124.92

350.16 981.05 137.04


Simple Assault

-0.7% -8.8%


Crimes Against Persons (NIBRS - Group A)

64A-B Human Trafficking















Murder & Nonnegligent Manslaughter and Negligent Manslaughter








11A - D Sex Offenses, Forcible

928 428 500

1,097 -15.4%




Forcible Rape


448 649


47.78 55.82

51.25 74.24




-23.0% -41.0%

-24.8% -42.4%

36A - B Sex Offenses, Nonforcible





Crimes Against Persons Subtotal 13,812 14,234 -3.0% 1,541.87 1,628.29



















Burglary/Breaking & Entering 4,514 4,948






3,045 3,491 -12.8%

339.92 108.51

399.35 100.55



972 497 577

879 578 521

10.6% -14.0% 10.7%


Crimes Against


55.48 64.41

66.12 59.60



Counterfeiting/Forgery Destruction/Damage/ Vandalism of Property (excluding arson)


Property (NIBRS - Group A)


6,071 7,083 -14.3%




270 210















Fraud Offenses (excluding counterfeiting/forgery & bad checks)

26A - E


1,379 -29.0%




Crime Rates are calculated using annual population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau except for the 2018 popula- tion estimate of 895,797 which was calculated using the U.S. Census Bureau 2017 estimate plus average annual rate since 2010.

For more crime report information, visit our website: www.fortworthpd.com/crime-information


Crime Statistics

Crime Rate per

Number of Offenses January - December

100,000 Population

Type of Offense

2018 Crime Rate

2017 Crime Rate

Rate Comparison

2018 2017 % Change

Larceny/Theft Offenses - Total Pocket-picking & Purse-snatching


19,119 20,963 -8.8% 2,134.30 2,398.05








23A & B


4,241 4,106


473.43 469.70



Theft from Building








Theft from Coin-Operated Machine or

Crimes Against









Property (NIBRS - Group A)

Theft from Motor Vehicle

5,795 7,492 -22.7% 646.91 857.04



Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts or

1,491 1,627


166.44 186.12




All Other Larceny

7,095 7,126


792.03 815.18



Motor Vehicle Theft

3,155 2,861


352.20 327.28




1,165 1,322 -11.9% 130.05 151.23



Stolen Property Offenses








Crimes Against Property Subtotal 35,963 39,439 -8.8% 4,014.64 4,511.60



Animal Cruelty*







Drug/Narcotic Violations (excluding DUI)


4,427 4,053


494.20 463.64


Crimes Against Society (NIBRS - Group A)

39A - D Gambling Offenses







Pornography/Obscene Material








40A-C Prostitution Offenses








Weapon Law Violations







Crimes Against Society Subtotal 5,654 5,121


631.17 585.81


NIBRS Group A Total 55,429 58,794 -5.7%

6,187.67 6,725.71


NIBRS Group A & B Total 66,274 70,857 -6.5% 7,398.33 8,105.65


Crime Rates are calculated using annual population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau except for the 2018 population estimate of 895,797, which was calculated using the U.S. Census Bureau 2017 estimate plus average annual rate since 2010.

For more crime report information, visit our website: www.fortworthpd.com/crime-information


Strategic Plan Implementation

The Fort Worth Police Department is currently in the third year of implementing the FY17-FY21 Strategic Plan. The plan includes departmental and community priorities and includes over 500 goals and action items pertaining to the three Bu- reaus: Patrol, Support, and Finance/Personnel and the four following Strategic Directions: 1. Professionalism and Organizational Excellence 2. Community Engagement and Partnerships 3. Operational Improvements 4. Technology Development and Infrastructure Expansion The goals and action items are reviewed and progress is tracked monthly using the web-based ClearPoint software. Updates are posted monthly on the department’s website here.

Implementation Progress

Eleven percent of all action items and bureau goals have been “completed”, and 60 percent are “on target” to be accomplished by their estimated completion date. “On target” items may also be ongoing items con- tinuously being implemented by the department. Fifty-four items are “lagging”, 14 items have “insufficient progress”, and 94 items are being “monitored”.

Complete - 59

On Target - 337

Lagging– 54

Insufficient Progress - 14

Monitoring - 94

Numbers indicate the amount of goals and action items in each category.

For the 2 year Strategic Plan Implementation Progress Report visit our website: www.https://police.fortworthtexas.gov/Public/strategic-plan


The FY2019 Implementation Progress Report includes implementation accomplishments made during the past two fiscal years, key focus areas moving forward including capital improvement updates, and staffing priorities. The following are major accomplishments completed in 2018. For more information on other accomplishments, click the link at the bottom of page 11.

Accreditation from Texas Police Chief’s Association

On February 7, 2018, the FWPD received the official approval of “Recognized” agency and is the largest department in the State of Texas to receive such an honor. The program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 168 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. The best practices were carefully developed by Texas law enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service, the reduction of risk, and the protection of individual’s rights. Being

“Recognized” means that the agency has proven that it meets or exceeds all of the identified best practices for Texas law enforcement. The best practices cover aspects of law enforcement operations such as use of force, protection of citizen rights, pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations .

National Initiative and Procedural Justice

The focus of the community component of the National Initiative (NI) is broad. It includes sharing information regarding the Department’s involvement with NI staff, discussing Procedural Justice (PJ) and explaining its mission, facilitating open discussions regarding implicit bias, hosting community listening sessions, and identifying the actions and opportunities to develop collaborative efforts that build trusting relationships between the community and police department in order to achieve mutual goals.

Summary of Departmental Activity:

 Department wide training for all officers:

 PJ-I (Procedural Justice and Legitimacy) one-day course completed in 2016

 PJ-II (Perceptions, Mindsets and Communication) one-day course completed in 2017

 PJ-III (Implicit Bias and the Science of Justice) one-day course completed in 2018

 Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO) PJ and Community Engagement Training, completed six events in 2018 (1 Community/PD Train the Trainer class; 5 community events that NPO’s attended)

 Citizen Use of Force Scenario trainings, completed 8 classes in 2018

 Refresher classes are being developed for 2019


Operational Highlights

North Division

North Division has experienced unprecedented growth during the past 20 years, spanning from Loop 820 to the Texas Motor Speedway. North Division has many of Fort Worth’s newest neighborhoods and employment centers. This unprecedented growth in the Alliance Corridor, both in residential and commercial development cre- ated the need to add a sixth patrol division in 2017. The division celebrated the opening of a new headquarters facility at 8755 N. Riverside Drive in April 2018 that includes space to hold community meetings and other neighborhood functions.

Commander Neil Noakes

North Division 2018 Accomplishment Highlights

 Economic Development Committee met each month to share information related to crime trends and foster collaborative relationships.  Crime Prevention Specialist hosted Neighborhood Crime Watch meetings, Neighborhood Block Captain training, Kid ID program, and provided use of force training.  Neighborhood Police Officers, patrol officers, sergeants and the Commander and Captain all attended multiple meetings to speak about crime trends and answer questions from citizens.

 Neighborhood Patrol Officers worked with the community through the Read to Win, All Pro Dad group, and FWPAL programs.  Installed a “Little Free Library” at the new North Division headquarters. This is a free book exchange network that encourages community engagement with children and fami- lies.  The mobile storefront was used multiple times at school fairs, a bicycle rodeo, and neighborhood events to promote police/community engagement and provide services to the citizens within the area.  Held the following community forums: Code Blue meetings, Auto Etching event, Parent Café, Clergy and Police Alliance (CAPA) lunch, and Movie Night at Heritage Church.

Neighborhood Meeting in new North Patrol Division Community Room

For more North Division information visit our website: www.fortworthpd.com/Patrol/North


Patrol Bureau

Northwest Division

Northwest Division is one of the most historic and culturally diverse areas of our city that is experiencing constant growth and positive transformation. From the historic Fort Worth Stockyards to Eagle Mountain Lake, this division is rich in tradition and economic growth that has sparked new neighborhoods and businesses in the area. The Fort Worth Police Department and the officers within the Northwest Division have a strong bond with the community and value the relationships and partnerships created in an effort to combat crime as well as improve quality of life.

Commander Pedro Criado

Northwest Division 2018 Accomplishment Highlights

 Neighborhood Police Officers attended STEM training that includes robotics and engineering, so they can engage with youth at schools and recreation centers after school.

 Held bi-weekly afternoon meetings to discuss ongoing crime trends within the division.

 Crime Action Committee met that consists of patrol supervisors, Neighborhood Police Officers, Special Response Teams, Criminal Investigations Unit, Metal Recycling Officers and Property Crimes Officers, Captain and Commander.

 Utilized the mobile storefront and rotated it to different areas within the division.

 Included CODE Blue members in Special Operation Details including burglary, shoplifting, and crime prevention details.  Partnered with the Salvation Army and the Recovery Resource Council to assist in programs to reduce homelessness.

 Neighborhood Police Officers attended Fort Worth Police Athletic League (FWPAL) events and started reading groups in Northside and Diamond Hill.  Met with multiple businesses and citizens to address quality of life issues.  Captain and Commander met monthly with area businesses/owners to discuss ways of facilitating communication/collaboration to prevent, combat and reduce crime so that area businesses and communities thrive within NW Division.

Mounted Patrol in the Stockyards

For more Northwest Division information visit our website: www.fortworthpd.com/Patrol/Northwest


Operational Highlights

Central Division

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


Patrol Bureau

South Division

The South Division is an area bustling with life, growth, and change. The officers, supervisors, and commanders pride themselves on developing and respecting partnerships with the community. Strategically located, easily accessible facilities reinforce neighborhood engagement and provide meeting places for a variety of civic groups. As development continues, our commitment is to providing crime prevention and suppression, police response and protection, and transparent operations to best serve the community.

Commander Greg Weathers South Division 2018 Accomplishment Highlights

 The new South Patrol facility was approved as part of the 2018 Bond Program in May 2018.

 Utilized the mobile storefront as additional presence in front of big box retailers in the evening hours to help reduce theft/shoplifting.  Neighborhood Police Officers actively monitor the NextDoor app to receive feedback on community needs and concerns.

 Community forums were established to discuss and address crime issues.

 Neighborhood Police Officers continued to work on addressing quality of life issues.

 Began hosting Coffee with Cops program.

 Held multiple Citizen on Patrol group meetings and promoted recruitment.

 Neighborhood Patrol Officers were actively involved in youth activities.

 Attended multiple neighborhood association meetings.  Worked with the Homeless Liaison to assist the homeless population.  Conducted special operation details with Citizens On Patrol (COP) members.  Continued to make contacts with business and citizens to discuss crime trends and quality of life issues.

Reading with FWPD at Seminary Hills Park

For more South Division information visit our website: www.fortworthpd.com/Patrol/South


Operational Highlights

East Division

East Division stretches from Beach Street to DFW Airport and is full of history and op- portunity, no matter which route you take to get there. With Texas Wesleyan Univer- sity, the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute, American Airlines Corpo- ration, and Bell Helicopter all within its borders, East Division is not only a great place to expand your education, but also a great place to live and work. Whether you are passing through to see the many public art projects on display in the division, looking for a local shop to spend your afternoon, or looking to enjoy some great barbeque, the East Division has it all and is open for business.

Commander Paula Fimbres

East Division 2018 Accomplishment Highlights

 East Division Crime Prevention specialist conducted Crime Free Multi-Housing training in conjunction with the program’s lead officer from the West Division.  Neighborhood Police Officers were involved in the following youth activities: movie nights, summer camp program at Poly Community Center, spoke to vacation bible school group at Bridgewood Church of Christ, worked and participated in the Code Blue After Dark Basketball League at Sycamore Rec Center, participated in youth event with Texas Wesleyan football players, Movie Night (MLK) and NPOs also worked at the PAL boxing Gym, hanging new heavy bags and repairing several double-end bags.

 Community Forums were established to discuss and address crime issues.

 Neighborhood Police Officers continued to work on addressing quality of life issues.

 Crime Action Plan meeting held once a month.

 Collaborated with the East Fort Worth Business Association, Vision East Lancaster group, and the Woodhaven Business Association.

 Held an average 52 reoccurring meetings each month.  Neighborhood Police Officers posted crime statistics and maps to Nextdoor.com.  Code Blue members were involved in multiple Special Operation Details including panhandling and parking issues.

Code Blue After Dark Basketball Game

For more East Division information visit our website: www.fortworthpd.com/Patrol/East


Patrol Bureau

West Division

West Division serves a culturally diverse, thriving community that is home to many neighborhoods and commercial destinations. The boundaries are generally from the Trinity River to the east near downtown, Parker County to the west, Granbury Road to the south, and Jacksboro Highway to the north. Included within these boundaries are large retail shopping centers such as Ridgmar Mall, Hulen Mall, and University Park Village. The division also consists of one of the busiest destinations in the city along the W. 7th corridor that includes Montgomery Plaza, So7, and the Crockett Row resi- dential, retail, and commercial developments. Additionally, the Historic Camp Bowie Boulevard, Texas Christian University, and the Cultural District are in West Division.

Commander Cynthia O’Neil

West Division 2018 Accomplishment Highlights

 Neighborhood Police Officers conducted Crime Free Multi-Housing on a continual basis.

 West 7th Street storefront opened in October 2018 to better serve the area.

 Partnered with LVTRise (Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project) to service the area along the Las Vegas Trail corridor.  Neighborhood Police Officers met with many citizens and businesses to address neighborhood quality of life issues.

 Neighborhood Police Officers were active in Code Blue After Dark, FWPAL, and Read2Win programs.

 Worked with Public Information Officers to develop new social media recruitment opportunities to recruit new CODE Blue members.  Conducted multiple special details including Trinity River Patrol with dirt bikes, and the west parks and trails COPS group patrol on bicycles.

 Patrol staff worked with the West Side Business Association, West 7th Bar and Restaurant Owners Association, and the LVTRise Economic Development group.  Neighborhood Police Officers worked with apartment owners and the City’s Legal Department to combat quality of life issues in the Las Vegas Trail and the COMO area.  Worked with Birchman Baptist Church and the Restoration Center to assist with the needs of area homeless.

Preparing for West 7th Detail

For more West Division information visit our website: www.fortworthpd.com/Patrol/West


Operational Highlights Support Bureau

Crime Lab Award

On May 24, the Fort Worth Police Department’s Crime Lab was recognized for receiving the 2018 Foresight Maximus Award. The award was presented by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors and recognizes the top performing forensic laboratories in the world based on Foresight business metrics. Metrics include work processes, linking financial information to work tasks, and functions.

NIBIN Results in More Leads FWPD hired personnel to oversee the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN). NIBIN is a national database of digital images of spent bullets and cartridge cases that were found at crime scenes or test-fired from confiscated weapons. Firearms Examiners and Technicians enter cartridge casing evidence

into the system, which are correlated against the database. Law enforcement can search against evidence from their jurisdiction, neighboring ones, and others across the country. The FWPD has long utilized the database, but until 2017 did not have dedicated staff to enter cartridge and casing evidence into the system. Below is recent NIBIN data that shows how dedicating personnel to NIBIN results in more leads. 2008-2015: Total of 650 Entries with 16 Leads

2016: Total of 250 Entries with 8 Leads 2017: Total of 514 Entries with 24 Leads 2018: Total of 2,055 Entries with 101 Leads

2018 Mitch Poe Award

Detective Domingo Martinez was presented the 2018 Mitch Poe Award by the Tar- rant County Sexual Abuse Advisory Council. This award is given to a professional who distinguishes himself or herself as a passionate defender of victims of sexual abuse with services on behalf of the victims such as: increasing public awareness, assisting other service professionals, providing treatment for victims, lobbying for legislative changes on behalf of victims, and helping victims of sexual abuse receive fair treat- ment in the judicial process. Great work Detective Martinez!


Operational Highlights Finance / Personnel Bureau Recruit Class 145 Graduation Recruit Class 145 began their journey towards becoming Fort Worth police officers on August 21, 2017. The journey lasted for 34 weeks with graduation commencing on April 13, 2018 with a class of 40 new officers. The officers are assigned to different patrol divisions riding with a Field Training Officer for 14 weeks. Upon successful completion of field training, the officers will be released to solo status.


Crime Control and Prevention District

The City of Fort Worth utilizes the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD), a voter-approved half-cent sales tax, to fund crime prevention tools and programs. In response to Fort Worth having historically-high crime rates throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the citizens of Fort Worth voted to establish the CCPD, and the District has been renewed by voters in 2000, 2005, 2009, and 2014 for subsequent five-year periods. The purpose of CCPD is to enhance FWPD’s ability to create and maintain a safe environment through efficient, quality service, and strong community partnerships. The CCPD is overseen by a nine-member board of directors that establishes the annual budget, manages expenditures, and evaluates all programs funded by the district. The revenue from the half-cent sales tax funds 40 programs and critical resources to effectively combat and prevent crime in Fort Worth. The total CCPD budget in FY2018 was $79,610,920.

CCPD FY18 Budget Expenditures by Funding Area

Enhanced Enforcement 28%

Equipment, Technology and Infrastructure 39%

Neighborhood Crime Prevention 20%

Partners with a Shared Mission 6%

Recruitment and Training 7%

For more CCPD information, visit our website: https://fortworthpd.com/CCPD


FY18 CCPD Highlights Enhanced Enforcement Approved Budget

Strategic Operations, $570,972

Expanded SWAT, $944,736

Stockyards Overtime Detail, $102,591

Mounted Patrol, $1,917,181

Special Response Teams, $6,510,889

Parks Community Policing, $627,148

School Resource Unit, $8,909,959

Special Events/SEER, $2,295,890

Program Highlights

 Mounted Patrol (12 approved positions) - Attended 155 events including COP Recruitment Events, Ele- mentary Career Days, and Texas Motor Speedway Events.  School Resource Officer Program (73 approved posi- tions) - Provides assistance to Crowley ISD, Eagle Mountain/Saginaw ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Lake Worth ISD, Keller ISD, Northwest ISD, and Lena Pope Home.  Special Response Team (50 approved positions) Responded to 353 high-risk incidents.  Special Events Overtime Detail (5 approved positions) Attended 76 events including at Texas Motor Speed- way, Fourth of July, TCU home games, and Bass Hall.  Expanded S.W.A.T. (8 approved positions) - Respond- ed to 39 emergency call-back operations.

 Strategic Operations Fund - Enables officers to imple- ment details based on crime trends. 93 details con- ducted.  Stockyard Overtime Detail - Provided extra patrol on popular weekends within the Stockyards.  Park Community Policing - Assisted in 16 offenses at park and community facilities.

School Resource Officers


FY18 CCPD Highlights Neighborhood Crime Prevention Approved Budget

Police Storefronts , $39,590

Code Blue, $1,084,973

Patrol Support, $1,873,440

Crime Prevention Unit, $570,837

Gang Graffiti Abatement, $539,886

Neighborhood Patrol Officers, $11,633,683

Program Highlights

 Neighborhood Patrol Officers (97 approved positions) Attended 3,243 neighborhood association/community meetings.  Code Blue (14 approved positions) - Active number of patrollers: 533.  Crime Prevention Unit (6 approved positions) - Held 186 residential and 85 business crime watch meetings.

 Patrol Support - Provides support operations for patrol divisions.  Police Storefronts - Provides enhanced police pres- ence at eight storefronts.  Gang Graffiti Abatement (6 approved positions) - Abated 4,105 sites.

2018 CODE Blue Gala

East Side Community Movie Night


FY18 CCPD Highlights Partners with a Shared Mission Approved Budget

Safe Haven Youth Program, $440,005

After School Program, $1,600,000

Late Night Program, $679,658

Family Advocacy Center, $300,000

CACU Partner with Alliance for Children, $30,000

Crime Prevention Agency Partnership, $264,000

Comin' Up Gang Intervention Program, $1,129,000

Community Based Program, $250,000

Program Highlights

 After School Programs - Programs held at Fort Worth ISD, Crowley ISD, Keller ISD, and White Settlement ISD.  Safe Haven Youth Program - Bethlehem Center assisted 161 participants and Boys and Girls Club assisted 843 participants.  FW@6 Late Night Program - 45,488 participants attended life skill enhancement, recreation, and organized sports programs.

 Crime Prevention Agency Partnership - Call Center received

4,106 tips. Safe City Commission had 102,000 FWISD participants in Imagine No Violence Art Contest.

 Community Based Programs - Funds awarded to Casa of Tarrant County Supporting Foster Youth through Permanency and Collaborative Family Engagement Program, Lena Pope Home, Inc. Second Opportunity for Success, Girls Inc. of Tarrant County Girls Inc. Prevention and Leadership Program, JPS Foundation Stop the Cycle of Violence in Fort Worth Program, and SafeHaven of Tarrant County SafeKids Program. Click here for details about each program. https://police.fortworthtexas.gov/CCPD/community- based-programs

 Comin’ Up Gang Intervention - Assisted 655 participants.

 Family Advocacy Program - One Safe Place assisted 850 families.

Guest Speaker King Charles Smith talks to youth @ Stop Six neighborhood as part of the Comin’ Up Gang Intervention Program


FY18 CCPD Highlights

Digital Cameras for Vehicle Replacement, $1,176,114 Technology Infrastructure, $2,414,470 Equipment, Technology, and Infrastructure Approved Budget DNA Crime Lab Support, $517,171

Police Radio System, $2,947,863

Facility Requirement, $2,437,800

Helicopter, $400,000

Police Officer Safety Equipment, $1,824,314

Motorcycle Replacement , $121,429

Mobile Data Computers, $1,849,660

High Mileage Vehicle Replacement, $10,375,504

Jail Cost Allocation, $7,324,444

Program Highlights

 High Mileage Vehicle Replacement - Delivered 114 marked vehicles.  DNA Crime Lab Support (4 approved positions) - Processed 800 DNA samples.

 Police Officer Equipment - Purchased 100 body cameras (CCPD portion).  Digital Cameras for Vehicle Replacement - Installed 410 in-car video systems.  Technology Infrastructure (1 approved position) Researched 22 new technological advancements.

 Motorcycle Replacement - Ordered 7 motorcycles.

In-Car Computer System

Body Camera


FY18 CCPD Highlights Recruitment and Training Approved Budget

Background/Applicant Testing, $114,750

Explorer Program, $51,935

Recruitment, $125,345

Police Training, $268,726

Recruit Officer Training, $5,346,958

Program Highlights

 Recruit Officer Training - 85 recruits graduated

 New Officer Recruitment - Attended 27 events for re- cruitment purposes and had 281 active Explorer par- ticipants.

 Expanded Training Staff (2 approved positions) Provided 19,130 hours of training to officers.

Class 145

Recruit Training Classroom


Building Trust and Community Partnerships


February Boy Scouts received a grand tour of the Bob Bolen Safety Complex that included lunch with officers.

Read to Win workshop was held at the FWPD Academy. Officers met with first graders across Fort Worth to teach them the importance of learn- ing to read.


June Spanish Citizens Police Acade- my class #18 graduated. The course is a 12-week class, where participants learn about specific functions of the Police Department.

Eastside community movie night full of fun, games, of course a movie...The Black Panther , with free popcorn and drinks.

September Friends from Euless PD donat- ed snacks for Corporal Hull’s family and for FWPD Officers. Their therapy dog, Hofer, also visited.

October The 34th Annual National Night Out was held on Octo- ber. The event is to strength- en neighborhood spirit and police-community partner- ships.


2018 Year in Review

March Shattered Dreams is an educa- tional program that allows stu- dents to experience a vehicle crash related to a student driv- ing under the influence.

April The Fort Worth Police Bike Support Group hosted an an- nual fundraiser to raise funds for the FWPD Bike Patrol.

August Code Blue After Dark Basket- ball League hosted the 2018 Inaugural Fort Worth Mayor’s Back-to-School Basketball showcase.

July Fort Worth’s Fourth is an annu- al fun family event with river tubing, food trucks, and fire- works.

November The Fort Worth Police Depart- ment teamed up with Fort Worth Metro, a nonprofit or- ganization, for the Thanksgiving Outreach turkey giveaways.


The Cowboy Santas Program provides toys to children during the holiday season. Thank you FWPD and the community for your time and donations.


Building the Community

Winning Big with the FWPD Explorer Program

The FWPD Explorer Program is a career edu- cational and experience-based program de- signed to help young people develop into ma- ture and responsible adults. Explorers train to compete against other Explorer teams throughout the area, state and even the na- tion. FWPD Explorers test their learned skills against one another, with the top participants and teams receiving awards for their perfor- mance.

Post 511 Round Rock Competition

In 2018, the FWPD Explorer Program attended and competed at the TLEEAA State Law Enforcement Exploring Competition and placed in the fol- lowing Team Scenarios: 1 st Place Misdemeanor Traffic Stops, 1st Place Crisis Negotiation, 1st Place Un- known Call for Police, 2nd Place Felony Traffic Stops, 3rd Place Traffic Accidents, 3rd Place Domestic Crisis, and 3rd Place Suicidal Mental Person. The FWPD Explorer Program was also awarded Agency of the Year.

Explorers Recognized by Fort Worth Mayor and Chief of Police

Defensive Tactics

Boot Camp 2018

Physical Training Activities


Youth Engagement—Fort Worth Police Athletic League

Fort Worth Police Athletic League 2018 Highlights:

 FWPAL Cheerleaders placed 1 st in October at event in Desoto

 East FWPAL Boxing had 4 youth boxers that traveled to a tournament in Tennessee

 East FWPAL Boxing had 3 youth boxers travel to Duncanville and won championships

 FWPAL participated in Chief Fitzgerald’s Annual Youth Fundraiser

 Approximately $30,000 was raised for three major youth programs: 1. FWPAL 2. Code Blue After Dark Basketball Program 3. Read to Win

 FWPAL youth participated in Community Clean up event

 FWPAL youth flex football (10 and under) won a championship game

 Recruited youth from FWISD for 2018/2019 winter FWPAL basketball program

FWPAL Cheerleaders

FWPAL Champion

Annual Youth Fundraiser


Building the Community...

More than 2,000 students attended the 2018 DFW Aviation and Transportation Career Expo. FWPD set up an exhibit to show students the growing role of technology in the Criminal Justice field.

The annual Code Blue Golf Tournament - we want to thank all of our volunteers who help make our Code Blue program an outstanding success.


...For the Community

There is the Stanley Cup Playoffs (ongoing) and then there's the Guns N Hoses playoffs. FWPDs team got the gold! Bring on the Penguins!

Shoot for the Blue is an event benefiting the Fort Worth Police Bike Support Group, a 501(c)(3), which is committed to training and equipping officers, fostering relationships between law en- forcement and the Fort Worth community, and providing special funding to One Safe Place. This year, $115,473 was raised. Thank you to the many sponsors that helped raise these funds.

It was a fun time at the First Annual Casting With Cops at the Greenbriar Recreation Center. Fishing poles were donated and Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO) Williams - we have to give credit to him - came up with this great idea. We also want to thank two Texas Game Wardens who chipped in and made this event possible. Kids joined officers for lunch and then went fishing, hoping for that first catch. Over twenty children joined FWPD officers....and good times were spent fishing and talking. Afterward, the kids took home their new fishing poles, which will come in handy for their next fishing excursion!

On July 26, Texas Roadhouse locations all across the Lone Star State hosted a Tip A Cop Night, a Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising event for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX). During the dinner shift, FWPD officers traded uniforms for aprons and served tables for tips, which was donated to SOTX at the end of the dinner shift.


Social Media

Fort Worth Police Department passes 200,000 Facebook followers

The City of Fort Worth Police Department’s Facebook page passed the milestone of 200,000 Facebook follow- ers. This makes Fort Worth Police Department’s page the third most followed police Facebook page in the United States. This milestone was announced on April 6 with a short video. Click the images below to watch it and the many other videos published by FWPD this year.

Our 200,000 FWPD Page ‘Like’ WINNER!!!! April 6, 2018

Wind Advisory in effect for TODAY!

FWPD Lip Sync Challenge


Popular Videos

Boba Fett helps FWPD

Talk Like a Pirate

IT is Halloween!

12 Days of Christmas (edited)

Grinch Pinch

Cop on a Shelf


Building for the Future

Completed North Patrol Division Facility

On April 3, 2018, exactly one year after the ground- breaking ceremony, the City of Fort Worth formally celebrated the grand opening of the Fort Worth Police Department’s new North Patrol Division Facility (also referred to as the Sixth Patrol Division). Personnel housed at this new facility include patrol officers, neighborhood police officers, investigators, bike unit, and division administration. The Fort Worth Police Department’s Patrol Operations plays a critical role in both crime prevention and responding to calls

Photo Courtesy of FPI Builders

for service. This new 23,000 square foot facility improves customer service by improving response times and increasing presence in the area, and enhances community partnerships by serving as the command center for new and active COPs by providing community meeting space and improving accessibility.

North Patrol Division Groundbreaking

Photo Courtesy of FPI Builders, Inc.

North Patrol Division Grand Opening

Records Office, Other Units Move to 1000 Calvert

In March 2018, the Fort Worth Police Department moved its Property and Records Management Divi- sion, Criminal Investigations Division, and Community Programs Division, which includes the Youth Unit, from 350 W. Belknap Street to 1000 Calvert Street, which is the former Police and Fire Training Acade- my. The Calvert facility was renovated to include office space to accommodate more than 150 person- nel and a records counter where customers can ob- tain accident and offense reports. Reports can also be obtained online at www.fortworthpd.com. The 350 W. Belknap facility was sold to Tarrant County in 2017.


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