Applications Open for Lateral Entry Officers
The Fort Worth Police Department is accepting applications for Lateral Entry Officers.
Each applicant must be actively employed for a minimum of two years as a full-time paid police officer for a municipal law enforcement agency that serves a population of 100,000 or more. Applicants shall hold a current Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate from TCOLE or shall meet criteria established by TCOLE for obtaining an Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate.
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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.
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Rhonda K. Robertson, 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/.