Chief Halstead's Message

Dear Applicant:

Congratulations on taking the first step towards applying for one of the most prestigious jobs in law enforcement – one as a Fort Worth Police Officer! The Fort Worth Police Department has a proud history of providing exceptional police services to all areas of this fast growing metropolitan city. The City of Fort Worth enjoys a broad array of cultures, races, ethnicities, beliefs, and backgrounds. This broad fusion of groups has added to Fort Worth’s vibrant history, and has been a positive factor in the City’s vigorous growth.

The Fort Worth Police Department endeavors to fill its ranks with an inclusive representation of our community. We realize that respect for and understanding of all groups is essential for any community to thrive, and the Fort Worth Police Department recognizes the value in employing a diverse workforce in order to serve all citizens of Fort Worth.

The Fort Worth Police Department strongly believes that all individuals should enjoy equal freedom to pursue their aspirations and that discrimination against any person or group because of race, creed, color, sex, religion, disability, age, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity or gender expression is detrimental to the peace, progress and welfare of the city. In order to accomplish our goal in providing professional police services to every member of our community, we highly encourage all persons to apply, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religious background, sexual orientation or gender identity.

To all, we offer the opportunity to pursue a rewarding and meaningful career in law enforcement.

Jeffrey W. Halstead
Chief of Police