Strategic Plan

The FY17-FY21 Strategic Plan includes goals and action items for the following four Strategic Directions.

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  1. Professionalism and Organizational Excellence
    • Goal 1: Promote a culture of mutual respect within the Fort Worth Police Department
    • Goal 2: Improve the interactions of members of the FWPD and the community.
    • Goal 3: Continuously build relationships with diverse populations within the City of Fort Worth to create and expand the future recruiting base.
    • Goal 4: Represent the population that the Fort Worth Police Department serves.
    • Goal 5: Recruit, hire, promote, and retain the best candidates to serve the Fort Worth Community.
    • Goal 6: Ensure the department's organizational structure is appropriate to respond to community needs.
  2. Community Engagement and Partnerships
    • Goal 1: Promote positive interactions with the public during every contact with a great attitude, positivity, and guardian mentality.
    • Goal 2: Improve external communication.
    • Goal 3: Enhance community partnerships.
    • Goal 4: Increase the number of volunteers involved in Fort Worth Police Department programs.
    • Goal 5: Continue to research innovative, community-oriented programs to engage the public.
  3. Operational Improvements
    • Goal 1: Reduce, solve, and prevent crime. 
    • Goal 2: Expand Intelligence-Led Policing (ILP).
    • Goal 3: Reduce calls for service response times.
    • Goal 4: Strengthen Internal Communication.
    • Goal 5: Create additional Patrol Divisions.
    • Goal 6: Identify and prioritize highest funding needs.
    • Goal 7: Promote Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD).
  4. Technology Development and Infrastructure Expansion
    • Goal 1: Replace aging and out-of-date equipment and technology.
    • Goal 2: Improve/expand existing systems or solutions that aid investigations, improves operations, or increases data access or transparency.
    • Goal 3: Determine technology infrastructure needs for Police Department facilities.
    • Goal 4: Revise Disaster Recovery Plans for mission-critical systems and create business continuity plans for Police Department facilities.
    • Goal 5: Ensure Police facilities are adequate for the department's operations to serve the community.

Bureau Goals

The FY17-FY21 Strategic Plan includes goals for each Bureau.

PATROL

 

SUPPORT

 

FINANCE/PERSONNEL

North Command
South Command
   Tactical Command
Investigative & Support Command
  Operational Command
Administrative & Support Command

Implementation Progress

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.

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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.