A Tip of the Hat
Starting August 1st, you may notice our officers with two new tools to protect their health…western hats and boonie hats. Standing out in the hot sun is not only uncomfortable, but it also places you at risk of heat exposure and sun damage. We are always looking at ways to protect our officers and being outdoors is definitely a work-related requirement for some of our officers each day. Fortunately, Fort Worth’s rich western heritage provides us the advantage of wearing a western hat, a perfect way to protect the face, ears and neck from the sun and a great way to stay cooler.
We hope by seeing our officers wearing a hat while in the sun that you will be reminded to also protect yourself and loved ones. Learn More
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.
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
Jeffrey Halstead, Chief of Police
Fort Worth is located within North Central Texas and has approximately 781,100 residents and 350 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/.