The Fort Worth Police Department, City of Fort Worth and many local agencies and organizations work daily to provide necessary services for homeless individuals in our city. Immediate aid is available through many social service agencies and organizations in the City of Fort Worth. There is help for those that want it and will accept it. Our shelters and local organizations provide meals, shelter, health care, alcohol and drug dependency care and employment counseling.
Aggressive begging or panhandling should not be tolerated and can create a dangerous situation. Your personal safety should always come first when you are approached by a panhandler.
What It's Like Being a Fort Worth Police Officer
Fort Worth Police Department Honor Code
I will respectfully serve the citizens of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Police Department.
I will dedicate myself to the protection of life, property, and our public trust.
My integrity, character, and courage will be above reproach, and I will accept no less from other members of our department.
Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP)
In any emergency, good information is crucial. That's why the City of Fort Worth is working with agencies throughout North Texas to build a database of residents with special needs — to ensure assistance is available when disasters strike. If you or someone in your household has special needs, the Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) is for you.
Learn More about the Special Needs Assistance Program
Fort Worth Police Officers' Award Foundation
The Fort Worth Police Officers’ Award Foundation, founded in 1981, was established by the business community to support local police and recognize excellence in performance with the ultimate goal being a reduction in crime. Awards were created to recognize efficiency, skill and devotion of police officers as well as to further improve their professional training. For more information, visit http://www.fwpoliceawards.org/.