Civilian Response Unit (CRU)

CRU began in 2021 with the Police Department’s desire to provide the citizens of the city with better service. The realization that every call for service did not require a Police Officer to respond gave rise to Civilian Response Unit.

These civilians who are not armed, do not respond to calls where a suspect is on the scene or likely to return. CRU personnel investigate the call, collect evidence (including fingerprinting) and write the police report.

CRU Mission Statement

Work in partnership with Patrol and our citizens to maintain a safe, peaceful community by providing excellent police services dedicated to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

Have you interacted with someone from the Civilian Response Unit?

On a daily basis - Civilian Response Specialists are answering approximately 80 calls and writing nearly 32 police reports. This is alleviating those calls from officers so they can focus on true emergency calls.

Common calls and reports that CRU responds to are:

  • Assault by threat
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Fraud
  • Harassment
  • Info Only Reports
  • Theft

CRU is throughout the entire city of Fort Worth!

  • Red – North Division
  • Purple – Northwest Division
  • Yellow – West Division
  • Blue – Central Division
  • Orange – East Division
  • Green – South Division

Community Camera Program

Residents and businesses across the city can register their privately owned surveillance camera systems

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