Department Initiatives (continued)
Morris Foundation Grant On September 22, the Fort Worth Police Department received a grant provided by The Morris Foundation with support pro- vided by My Health My Resources of Tarrant County. With this grant, every Fort Worth Police Officer will receive training that will assist them with interactions with people experiencing a mental health crisis. Morris training has begun and currently 75 officers have received the training.
FWPD Explorer Program Activities
Fort Worth Police Department Explorers partnered with the Park and Recreation Department’s Graffiti Abatement Program for their annual graffiti cleanup community service activity. During this event, the Explorers were also interviewed by ABC’s Good Morning America to discuss the Explorer program and the benefits of being a member of the program.
NPO Community Events Neighborhood Police Officers (NPO) partnered with neighbor- hood associations and community groups to provide services and community support this quarter. NPO community events included joining Atmos Energy Wedgewood Association in providing school supplies to Bruce Shulkey Elementary, assisting with installing air conditioners in South Division homes, and as- sisted Citizens on Patrol volunteers in providing free groceries donated by Aerospace Optimist Club to over 100 families.
Community Backpack Giveaway
To prepare for the new school year, FWPD officers partnered with multiple agencies to provide backpacks to Fort Worth Students. Thank you to Telemundo, Canales Furniture, and Atmos Energy for making the multiple day backpack giveaway a big success. Good luck to all the students!
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