About the Chief

Chief Jeffrey W. Halstead was selected as the 24th Chief of Police for the Fort Worth Police Department in December 2008.  He began his law enforcement career with the Phoenix Police Department and served in a variety of assignments to include the Bomb Squad, Internal Affairs, Professional Standards, Traffic, and other inter-agency task forces. Halstead also served as the Public Information Officer and coordinated a program known as “Silent Witness” which is similar to our Crime Stoppers program. As Commander of the Homeland Security Bureau, he was responsible for security planning for special events in Phoenix to include Super Bowl XLII.

Chief Halstead has a Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration from Ottawa University and a Master of Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.