Get Involved

The Fort Worth Police Department's success greatly depends on you, the residents of Fort Worth, to deter crime in your neighborhood and make our communities safer places to live, to work and to play.  Here are just a few ways you can help make Fort Worth become the safest major city in the United States.

  • Citizens on Patrol - Citizens on Patrol members provide extra eyes and ears for the Ft. Worth Police Department and work closely with Neighborhood Police Officers to prevent or solve crimes. 
  • Citizens Police Academy - Citizens Police Academy is a 12 week (one night per week) informative program for citizens to learn more about the specific areas of the police department.
  • Community Emergency Response Team - The purpose of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training is to provide citizens with basic skills that they will need to respond to their community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of an extreme disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available. By working together, CERT’s can assist in saving lives and protecting property using the basic techniques in this course. This training is free of charge and open to anyone living, working or has a vested interest in the City of Fort Worth. 
  • CERT Training Schedule 2016 
  • CERT Training Application - Please print, fill out, notarize, and send to
  • Contact Officer Philip Woodward at 817-269-6110 for more information.
  • Help us solve a crime - Unsolved crimes that the police department needs your help with.
  • Operation Partnership Emergency Network (OPEN) -  A non-profit, multi-agency organization designed to facilitate the communication of accurate and timely information during emergency and non-emergency situations between government agencies and the private sector. Federal, State and Local government agencies, as well as private business groups and individuals, are represented within the Operation Partnership Emergency Network.


Community Meetings/Events

CODE BLUE Activities
Crime Prevention Fairs
Community Forums

Volunteer Opportunities

Citizens on Patrol

Cold Cases

1960 to 1969
1970 to 1979
1980 to 1989
1990 to 1999
2000 to 2009

Training Opportunities

Citizens Police Academy
ATU Home
Ride-In Program

Neighborhood Police Officers and Crime Prevention Specialists

Crime Prevention and Safety Information

For Business

Operation Partnership Emergency Network (OPEN)

Hotlines to Report Crime or Seek Assistance

Fort Worth Police Officers Awards Foundation

Forum Meeting Schedule
Throughout the year, the Fort Worth Police Department conducts various community forums including:

Public Safety Forums

Diversity Forum

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum

Youth Forum

For information on the date and location of the community forums, contact Officer Tamara Pena (817) 392-4215 or view the calendar on the homepage.