Upcoming PID Calendar
Citizens on Patrol Volunteers
The new, streamlined Fort Worth Citizens on Patrol training is scheduled for August 16 at the Police and Fire Academy, 1000 Calvert St. The free class will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
As part of the larger Code Blue slate of programs, the Citizens on Patrol program was started in 1991 as a reaction to high crime levels in Fort Worth. Since the creation of the program, it has been shown that the extra eyes and ears of Citizens on Patrol have helped to lower crime by 40 percent.
The training will cover what to look for while patrolling, COP equipment, COP guidelines and other topics. If you’re interested in being part of this crime-deterring team, apply to the PD’s Community Services Division by August 11. To learn more, call 817-392-4182 or visit the Citizens on Patrol web page.
Recent issues of the Fort Worth City News.
FWPD North Division Newsletter
Monthly newsletter from the FWPD North Division.
PID 6 Newsletter
The July/August newsletter is available.
The February, March and April 2014 income statements are available.
Water Scam Alert
Residents Warned To Be Wary of Persons Posing as Water Department Employees
The Fort Worth Water Department advises residents to be suspicious of individuals posing as Water Department employees via the phone. This week the department received several complaints from customers indicating they were called by people posing as water employees. In all instances, Spanish- speaking customers were targeted.
All cases involve a man calling a customer to request payment for an overdue utility bill. The customer is told to get a money pack card from a local retailer for the specified amount and to then call a certain phone number to make the payment. Customers were also told they had a very short time frame to do this or the water would be disconnected. Individuals falsely claiming to be city employees are committing fraud.
Residents should call 817-335-4222 immediately to report the incident to the Fort Worth Police Department. The Water Department would also like to be called at 817-392-4477 to be made aware of these occurrences.
The only phone number to call for making payments to the Fort Worth Water Department is 817-392-4477. The secure system is automated and payment information is not provided to a live individual. The water department uses door tags to provide 24-notice to customers when water service is scheduled for disconnection for past due balances.
Barking Dogs Complaints
What can be done when the neighbor's dog barks excessively? The PID 6 Representative has provided a set of procedures to help with the problem.
For information about upcoming lane closures and traffic-related news along NTTA roadways, view Scheduled Lane Closures on the NTTA website or call 817-207-0184.
Arcadia Trail Park Photos
View the Summer 2013 photos taken at the park, courtesy of J. Sikora
Suspicious Activity Awareness
It can be difficult to determine when to report something suspicious. People most familiar with a given environment are in the best position to determine whether or not something is out of the ordinary. Use common sense and read the guidelines.