Geographic Policing

Geographic Policing (or "Geo" Policing) involves the assignment of public safety service providers to defined geographic areas or beats. Whenever possible, officers are assigned to the same district or beat each day they work. This enables them to build relationships with area residents and partnerships with community organizations.

These partnerships build trust between local communities and police and give officers more insight when addressing recurring problems or recognizing developing trends in the area. Officers are able to actively involve citizens in the problem solving process and citizens are more comfortable with familiar officers.

Geo Policing also makes good business sense. Its structure requires a coordinated approach to problem solving by all ranks within the police department. That is, all levels of personnel participate to ensure that daily, short-term, and long-term concerns are addressed.

For instance, officers respond to traditional emergency incidents and use daily problem solving strategies in and around their assigned district or beat. They work closely with the Crime Analyst to tack crime and crash trends, and with the Crime Prevention Specialists to mobilize neighborhood watch groups and seek out resources needed to achieve long-term solutions.

Patrol Lieutenants and Sergeants share responsibility for all districts during their shift. However, they are also specifically responsible for all short-term and long-term strategic planning and problem solving issues that may arise in their individually assigned district. The Operations Division Assistant Chief, with input from the Patrol Lieutenants, prioritizes problems across all districts for long range planning and allocates available resources to solve them. This ensures the most effective deployment of police resources.

We invite you to get to know the Lieutenant and Sergeant assigned to your district, and to contact them directly with issues your community is facing. If you do not know which district you are in, please view this map or contact our non-emergency number at (817) 645-0972. Give the address you are calling about and the telecommunicator will let you know what district you are in. Please remember that this is the are non-emergency number. For all emergencies, please continue to dial 911.

Patrol Districts

A Lieutenant, Sergeant, Detective, and one Officer from each of the four shifts are assigned to each district to meet the needs of the district. Each district can be subdivided into tow beats when additional officers are on duty. If you have questions or concerns regarding a specific district, please contact the supervisor below at the main number for the police department, 817-645-0972 or by email.

North District (1)
(Generally north of Kilpatrick Ave.)

Lieutenant B. Davenport
Sergeant C. McFatridge
Email: [email protected]

West District (2)
(Generally west of West Buffalo Creek, south of Kilpatrick Ave., and north of Henderson St.)

Lieutenant D. Summey
Sergeant C. Carter
Email: [email protected]

East District (3)
(Generally east of West Buffalo Creek and south of Kilpatrick Ave.)

Lieutenant G. Moseley
Sergeant R. Thompson
Email: [email protected]

South District  (4) 
(Generally south of Henderson St. and west of West Buffalo Creek)

Lieutenant K. Dupre
Sergeant M. Peterson
Email: [email protected]