Recruiting

Police Trainee Information  Lateral Entry Officer Information

Our department endeavors to hire the most qualified applicants to become police officers for the City of Fort Worth. Our requirements conform to the standards issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. In addition, the department may mandate more professional standards not indicated in our basic requirements. (Requirements are subject to change).   Learn more about the Physical Ability Test (PAT) and benefits and requirements.

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.