North Command

Deputy Chief CriadoNorth Command is under the direction of Deputy Chief Pedro “Kiki” Criado who is 28-year veteran with the Fort Worth Police Department.  North Command consists of North Division, Northwest Division, West Division and Traffic Division. He brings experience as former Commander for the Northwest Division, and has served as a District Lieutenant, Patrol Sergeant, SWAT Sergeant, Internal Affairs Sergeant, Public Information Sergeant, Investigator for the Crimes Against Children Unit, Field Training Cpl., Neighborhood Patrol Officer and Patrol Officer. Born and raised in Fort Worth, the son of immigrants, Deputy Chief Criado understands and values the needs of both the Fort Worth communities he serves and the officers under his command. Deputy Chief Criado attended local Forth Worth schools graduating as Valedictorian from Diamond Hill Jarvis High School. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Arts and Science from Midwestern State University. He holds a Master Peace Officer License through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, graduate of the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy training, and a graduate of the City of Fort Worth’s Successful Supervision Training. Deputy Chief Criado is a humble, God-fearing servant leader that chooses to serve and live his life for others. In an ever-evolving city and police department, Deputy Chief Criado embraces new challenges and change. It is his goal to lead in an environment that fosters mutual respect and understanding, reflective of the professional standards expected from those he serves.

Mission Statement


The Fort Worth Police Department exists to safeguard the lives and property of those we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety through partnering and building trust with the community. We strive to accomplish our mission by conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards, respecting the sanctity of human life, and preserving the rights and dignity of each individual in our diverse community.