2017 Annual Report

Message from the Chief

It is with great honor to present the Fort Worth Police Department’s 2017 Annual Report. This report summarizes the department’s commitment to make Fort Worth one of the safest cities in the nation. In 2017, the department faced many challenges that were addressed vigorously through hard work and dedication. The department showed that it is committed more than ever to maintaining a transparent, open, and honest organization that has a trusted partnership with the community through internal and external efforts such as reinstating the Chief’s Advisory Board, requiring Procedural Justice and De-escalation training for every officer, creating six Commander positions in the Patrol Bureau, assisting the City of Houston after Hurricane Harvey, acceptance into the Texas Police Chief Association Recognition Program, implementing the FY17-FY21 Strategic Plan, creating a new Mental Health Unit, and engaging with youth across the city. The department worked diligently to continue to build trust and confidence within our diverse city. We hosted community forums in every patrol division to discuss community concerns and reinstated the Chief’s Advisory Board that now meets monthly. The department understands the importance of having open communication and providing information as expeditiously as possible. The department was honored to travel to Houston to assist in the response to the unprecedented destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. After the hurricane flooded the City of Houston and surrounding areas, Fort Worth police officers assisted Houston PD by answering calls for service in order to provide relief to exhausted Houston officers. Several back-to-school and community events were held this year that focused on providing our local youth with supplies needed to be successful not only in school, but in life. The Fort Worth Police Athletic League (FWPAL) officially opened its first gym and successfully worked with numerous youth. The FWPAL’s vision states that “through athletic programs and community partnerships, to provide guidance and leadership to ensure the safety of our youth, improve their lives, reduce crime and better serve the community by building strong and trusting relationships.” FWPAL hopes to provide more opportunities for youth through other activities in 2018. This report includes more details about these initiatives and updates on other programs including what makes FWPD the third most popular police department Facebook page. It is an honor to work with the dedicated and professional staff within the Fort Worth Police Department. Their dutiful efforts and service are reflected throughout this report. Thank you for your continued support.

In This Issue Department Overview……………………..….3

Patrol Divisions and Beats Map…………………..…...7

Crime Statistics……………………........8

Calls for Service……………..13

Crime Control and Prevention District…..…….15

Operational Updates….......19 Procedural Justice and De-Escalation Training……………………19 Chief’s Advisory Board and Policy Advisory Committee………………..21 Patrol Division Realignment…..…………23 Accreditation Process……….……………25 Strategic Plan Implementation………..27 New Officers……...……..29 Social Media…….…..…...31

Youth Initiatives………………..........33

Joel F. Fitzgerald, Ph.D Chief of Police

Community Partnerships………………….37

Technology Advancements……………....43

A FWPD Hero……………..….45

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