Police department plans crime prevention activities in south Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department’s crime prevention specialists have planned an auto etching event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 5 at the South Division Headquarters, 3128 W. Bolt St.

To learn more, call 817-994-6924.

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Duncanville Police Department Offering Civil Service Exam

The Duncanville Police Department is offering a Police Civil Service exam on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Individuals interested in a rewarding career in Law Enforcement are urged to fill out an interest card to be eligible for the civil service exam. The Duncanville Police Department has great opportunities in a variety of aspects of police work. If you are interested in a law enforcement career, submit an interest card by 3 pm on August 4, to be eligible for the exam on August 12. To fill out an interest card or for more information, visit www.duncanville.com. Cops

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Southlake Police Department Helping to Keep Your Home Safe and Sound

Heading out of town for summer vacation? The Southlake Police Department can help keep your home safe and sound while you are away.

Through two free services for Southlake residents, the Home Security Inspection program and the Vacation House Watch program, homeowners can rest assured about their home’s security.

The Southlake Police Department offers personal home security inspections to residents free of charge to identify any potential weak points of entry for burglars and offers suggestions to help safeguard your home. Each home inspection takes between 15-20 minutes and may be scheduled at the homeowner’s convenience. Contact Valerie Snyder at 817-748-8173.

If residents plan to be out of town for an extended period of time, homeowners can request a vacation house watch. Through the program, a police officer will check the residence (at least once per shift) to ensure the premises are secure. Residents can sign-up for a vacation house watch by completing an online form and can change the dates of service by calling the dispatch at 817-743-4522.

Residents can check the security of their own homes by reviewing the Home Security Points Checklist, a valuable tool that serves as a reminder to evaluate windows, doors, landscaping, and garage doors.

This summer, make safety a priority by allowing the Southlake Police Department to assist you in protecting your home and your valuables. For additional information, visit the Southlake Police Department webpage.

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National Police Week Proclamation

Mayor Laura Hill presented the proclamation for National Police Week proclamation on Monday, May 15, 2017.

There are more than 900,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, including sixty six sworn members of the Southlake Police Department; and,

Whereas, some 60,000 assaults against law enforcement officers are reported each year, resulting in approximately 16,000 injuries; and,

Whereas, since the first recorded death in 1791, more than 21,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and been killed in the line of duty; and,

Whereas, the names of these dedicated public servants are engraved on the walls  of  the

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. with 143 new names being added to the Memorial this spring; and,

Whereas, May 15th is designated as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, with federal law (United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1 §7) directing that all flags be flown at half-staff on that date in honor of fallen officers and their families; and,

Whereas, the safety of our citizenry greatly depends on the services of the Southlake Police

Officers, as well as the many local, state and federal agencies that make up the law enforcement community in Tarrant County; now,

Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the week of May 15-21, 2017, as National Police Week and Monday, May 15, 2017, as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and urge Southlake residents and civic organizations to salute our dedicated law enforcement professionals.

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Citizens Police Academy applications available

The Colleyville Citizens Police Academy is seeking applications for the 2017 class. The program invites residents to learn about the operations of the Colleyville Police Department through a 12-week program. The class meets at 7:00 p.m. Thursdays once a week from starting Feb. 23, 2017. The course will cover and include hands-on experiences with firearms safety, K9 deployment, traffic stops, building searches, and more. The Police Department will accept applications until the class fills up with about 20 participants.

Those interested can bring in or mailthe completed application form to Corporal Raymon Cannonthe Justice Center, 5201 Riverwalk Drive, Colleyville, Texas 76034.


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Colleyville Police see violent crime drop in 2016

Colleyville Police saw a 60-percent reduction in violent crime in 2016 compared to 2015.

Police Chief Michael Holder presented the City Council with the annual crime report at a Jan. 17 City Council worksession. The 60-percent decrease includes a reduction in reported cases of rape, aggravated assault, and robbery.

The reduction is significant when youre talking about violent crime, Chief Holder said. I like to remind people these are not just numbers.

Chief Holder reminded the City Council that the citys violent crime numbers are already low, but cases of rape were down from four reported in 2015 to one in 2016, aggravated assaults were lowered from seven to three, and robberies went down from four to two.

There was an increase in residential burglaries to 32 in 2016, from 16 in 2015. Police attribute the increase to residential shed burglaries in which criminals stole lawn equipment and other valuable tools.

These cases are difficult to address through enforcement because they were random in nature and there were wide spans of time when the offense occurs, Chief Holder said. Most of the sheds were easy targets because they were unlocked.

Colleyville Police encourage residents to take steps to protect their property and keep the community safe. Residents should secure sheds with locks, take photos of stored equipment and their serial numbers, look out for suspicious activity, and consider installing video surveillance.

The Colleyville Police Department encourages residents to not only protect their property, but to call the police if they notice suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, Chief Holder said. Even reporting that there was activity near your property could protect neighbors from having their sheds burglarized.

Colleyville Police use the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting method to categorize and report criminal offenses.

From 2010 to today, Colleyville Police have seen a 49-percent reduction in overall crime. Police attribute the gradual decrease to a change in policing tactics including strengthening community policing, predictive and preventative strategies, and more use of crime data.

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Fort Worth Police Chief to Speak at Upward Bound Conference at TCC South Campus 

FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 12, 2017)



Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, Ph.D., will speak about the importance of education to a group of Upward Bound students and parents during the annual TRiO Upward Bound Spring Orientation at TCC South Campus. Fitzgerald is expected to share his own experiences as an Upward Bound participant.  The theme for the event is, “An Upward Bound Community:  Giving Back and Moving Forward.”


The purpose of UB is to generate in program participants the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and to enter and succeed in college.  Upward Bound helps high school students to bridge the gap between secondary school and college and provides them with academic resources to prepare for postsecondary education. TCC provides high school students in Tarrant County with services year-round through its academic and summer bridge components.


To learn more about TCC’s TRiO Upward Bound program, visit: http://www.tccd.edu/academics/high-school-programs/upward-bound/.



Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Speech and Q&A with Chief Fitzgerald: 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.



Tarrant County College South Campus

Student Center, SSTU 1114 (Dining Hall)

5301 Campus Drive

Fort Worth, Texas 76119



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TCC Freshman Helps Area Youth Learn About Police Roles

Tarrant County College freshman Jacob Mueller spent his winter break teaching some young Explorers from Mansfield Police Department Post 1601 about police roles and careers. During the week-long camp, participants covered active shooter scenarios, hand-to-hand-combat, traffic stops, and more.

Read about Mueller’s passion for helping others in this Star-Telegram story.

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