Reprinted from the Fort Worth City News
Thanksgiving often moves people to give thanks by offering help.
During the holidays, some are moved to dish out a plate of leftovers for a panhandler, or drop off coats on the street for homeless neighbors. But, what well-intentioned givers may not know is that these gestures of gratitude sometimes create health, safety and litter problems. Organizers of Directions Home, the city’s 10-year plan to end homelessness in greater Fort Worth, want area residents to be aware of the potential pitfalls with this approach.Learn More
Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP)
In any emergency, good information is crucial. That's why the City of Fort Worth is working with agencies throughout North Texas to build a database of residents with special needs — to ensure assistance is available when disasters strike. If you or someone in your household has special needs, the Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) is for you.
Learn More about the Special Needs Assistance Program
Fort Worth Police Department 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.
Jeffrey Halstead, Chief of Police
Fort Worth is located within North Central Texas and has approximately 757,810 residents and 332 square miles. The Fort Worth Police Department has 1,562 sworn personnel and approximately 452 non-sworn personnel.
Fort Worth easily combines its rich western history with a strong commitment to the future generations.
Fort Worth Police Officers' Award Foundation
The Fort Worth Police Officers’ Award Foundation, founded in 1981, was established by the business community to support local police and recognize excellence in performance with the ultimate goal being a reduction in crime. Awards were created to recognize efficiency, skill and devotion of police officers as well as to further improve their professional training. For more information, visit http://www.fwpoliceawards.org/.