Executive Staff


Assistant Chief Ed Kraus

Assistant Chief Kraus began his career with the Fort Worth Police Department in 1992.  He has served as an officer, detective and sergeant in several units within the Patrol Bureau.  His command experience includes assignments as a Neighborhood Policing District lieutenant, a Patrol Division captain, commander of the Training Division, and deputy chief over the Investigative and Support Command.  He is currently over the Patrol Bureau.

Assistant Chief Kraus earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Texas Tech University and his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Caruth Police Institute’s Executive Leadership Course.



Assistant Chief Kenneth Dean

Assistant Chief Kenneth W. Dean has been commissioned with the Fort Worth Police Department for 22 years. His command experience includes patrol, criminal investigations, major crimes, internal affairs, special operations and tactical command. He is currently over the Support Bureau.

He has a Bachelor’s of Management/Criminal Justice from Dallas Baptist University and is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at TCU. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer’s Course and the FBI National Academy. Assistant Chief Dean has also served in the United States Army (active and reserves) for more than 18 years and is currently assigned as a Special Agent in the U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Division, U.S. Army Reserves. 

  Assistant Chief Kenneth Dean


Assistant Chief Charles Ramirez

Assistant Chief Charles Ramirez joined the Fort Worth Police Department in 1991. Upon graduation from the police academy he was assigned to the North Division as a patrol officer. As he continued his career his assignments included North NPO and Detective assigned to the East Criminal Investigation Unit. As a Sergeant he was assigned to the South, East and North Division and also served as a Sergeant in Traffic Investigation Unit. Upon promotion to Lieutenant, he was assigned to the Background and Recruiting Unit. He also served as an NPD Commander for the Northside. AC Ramirez has served as Duty Captain as well as Administrative Captain for the Chief’s Office. Deputy Chief assignments included the Special Services Bureau, Tactical Command Bureau, Operational Support Bureau and South/East Field Operations. AC Ramirez is currently assigned to the Personnel and Finance Bureau.

Assistant Chief Ramirez earned his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts and Sciences from Midwestern State University and has a Master of Science degree from the University of Louisville. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer’s Course #111th and FBI National Academy #223rd. AC Ramirez has attended PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police and is a veteran of the United States Navy.

  Assistant Chief Charles Ramirez