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.

  • National Night OutThe Fort Worth Police Department invites all residents to participate in the 35th annual “National Night Out”. 
  • 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 an eight week informative program sponsored by the Fort Worth Police Department. The main objective and intent of the program is to familiarize and educate our community with the training, commitment and dedication required of a Fort Worth Police Officer. This program is open to anyone over the age of 21 with an interest of learning more about the nature of police work.
  • Explorer Program  - Exploring is a career educational and experience-based program designed to help young people develop into mature, caring and responsible adults.
  • 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 2017
  • CERT Training Application - You will be leaving this website.
  • Contact Officer Philip Woodward at 682-404-2223 for more information.
  • Help us solve a crime - Unsolved crimes that the police department needs your help with.

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.