General Orders

Policies and procedures, referred to as General Orders, are rules and regulations that all Fort Worth Police Department personnel must follow in carrying out the mission of the department. The orders provide direction and guidelines for how an officer should handle different situations that arise. While most policies on this site are posted in their entirety, some policies have been redacted. Sensitive material that could jeopardize the safety of the public, crime victims, and members of the Fort Worth Police Department, or that could impede the officers’ ability to respond to critical incidents has been obscured for security purposes.

The department continually revises and updates General Orders; therefore, there may be a delay in posting updated and new orders.

The General Orders posted on our web page are for informational purposes only. Official General Orders may be requested through a Public Information Request.

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The Fort Worth Police Department has achieved "Recognized" status from the Texas Police Chief's Association Recognition Program. The practices cover various aspects of law enforcement: use of force, protection of citizen rights, pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations.

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