Amy Ladd

Email Commander

Central Division
501 Jones St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 392-3900

Criminal Investigations
501 Jones St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 392-3905


Crime Prevention Specialist
Eartha Pitre, M.A.
501 Jones St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Office (817) 392-3997
Cell (817) 851-2512

Central Division

Central Division encompasses a large, diverse area that includes the Downtown Business community, Near Southside (Hospital District), Texas A&M downtown campus, and many historic neighborhoods immediately surrounding these areas. Included in the boundaries are the major shelters for homeless individuals and families. The business, medical, and educational communities located within this division create a significant transient population commuting to and from work each day. After business hours, the Central Business District transforms to a vibrant entertainment venue consisting of many popular restaurants, bars and events.


Central Division Boundaries Map


Central Division Goals/Status Dashboard

FY17-FY21 Strategic Plan Implementation Highlights

  • Dedicated Shelter District officers have been assigned to the area on E. Lancaster Ave. The team is comprised of a Homeless Liaison, Neighborhood Police Officer, and two officers who are not subject to other calls in the area.
  • Collaborated with the Near East Neighborhood Association including people from various groups in the Shelter District Area (Presbyterian Night Shelter, True Worth, Union Gospel Mission, Salvation Army, etc.) Continued to work with outreach groups who provide housing for homeless individuals.
  • Downtown Fort Worth Inc. began an Ambassador's Program to provide assistance to citizens and to help point homeless individuals to available resources.
  • The Downtown Security Group serves as the Central Division’s Economic Development Committee. It includes business owners and security partners with the purpose of keeping downtown thriving. Meetings occur monthly.
  • Attended multiple neighborhood association and community meetings including: Samuels Ave., Carter Riverside, United Riverside, Garden of Eden, Cook Children’s Hospital, Historic Southside, Fairmount/Ryan Place, Spanish Hacienda Crime Watch, and Poly Triangle Neighborhood Association.
  • Neighborhood Patrol Officers are active in FWPAL and developing youth activates throughout the division.
  • Command Staff and Neighborhood Patrol Officers participated in CommuniVersity Mentor Training.
  • Utilized the mobile storefront each week.

Patrol Divisions

Central Division
East Division
North Division
Northwest Division
South Division
West Division

Status Indicators Defined

On target

A green arrow indicates that the goal is on target to be accomplished by their estimated completion date. “On target” items may also be ongoing items continuously being implemented by the department.

Lagging goalA yellow square indicates that the goal is lagging and needs to be monitored in the near term to ensure that the goal can be completed within the specified timeline.

Insufficient progressA red arrow indicates that the goal has insufficient progress needed to meet the specified timeline. A red status should not be interpreted as failure—it simply means that the goal or action item needs more attention to ensure that the specified timeline can be met. Please note that external factors can play a role in the inability to meet timelines such as funding and staffing.

Being monitoredA blue circle indicates that the goal is currently being monitored and that the implementation of that goal is expected to start in a future quarter or year. Please note that external factors can play a role in the inability to meet timelines such as funding and staffing.

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.