Executive Staff

Assistant Chief Abdul Pridgen

Assistant Chief Abdul Pridgen was born and raised in The Bronx, NY. He enlisted in the United States Navy following his senior year of high school and attended Cryptologic Technician Maintenance School. He was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan and served in Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged 1991 and transitioned into the United States Navy Reserve. Assistant Chief Pridgen is a retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer.

Assistant Chief Pridgen was commissioned as a Fort Worth Police officer on December 11, 1992. He has served in a variety of assignments during his tenure including Narcotics, Zero Tolerance, Traffic, Operational Analysis, S.W.A.T., Intelligence, Homicide, Public Information Officer, Internal Affairs, Criminal Investigations, West Division Commander, and his current position as assistant chief of the Finance/Personnel Bureau. Assistant Chief Pridgen earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Dallas Baptist University. He holds an Advanced Peace Officer license, is a certified Police Instructor and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute and the FBI National Academy.

  Assistant Chief Adbul Pridgen


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 Daniel Garcia


Assistant Chief Kenneth Dean

Deputy 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 Daniel Garcia