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Crime in Fort Worth: New police chief tackles increase in homicides, violent crimes

Part 1 of a 6 part series. Violent crime – including the closely watched statistics on homicide – is up sharply in Fort Worth this year, tracking a pattern seen in almost every major city in the United States. The reasons, says Fort Worth’s newly appointed police chief Neil Noakes,...

Crime in Fort Worth: How policing has changed

Part 2 of a series on Crime in Fort Worth. Noakes and City Manager David Cooke were interviewed by Business Press Editor Robert Francis and Associate Editor Paul K. Harral. What follows is lightly edited parts of that interview: FWBP: Have there been changes in how you are doing policing...

Crime in Fort Worth: Budgets, city growth

Part 3 of a series on Crime in Fort Worth FWBP: Has the police department budget been increasing over the past few years? Noakes: One thing I want to do is compliment and commend our city leadership because when we had other large cities screaming for defunding and the city...

Crime in Fort Worth: New approaches to policing

Part 4 of a series on Crime in Fort Worth FWBP:  What’s on the horizon? Noakes: There's a lot of things we want to do. We want to do more community engagement and community inclusion. We want to do a lot of great things to build relationships in the community but...

Crime in Fort Worth: Releasing videos, department diversity

Part 5 of a series on Crime in Fort Worth FWBP: There’s some buzz – no clear information – that because of the social media climate some police officers are somewhat reluctant to engage for fear of bad consequences to them. Do you detect any of that among our...

Crime in Fort Worth: Police morale, education, training and public misconceptions

The sixth and final part of a series on Crime in Fort Worth. FWBP: Are you losing people to the suburbs? That used to be a big problem.. And what's the general attrition rate as well for the force in terms of retirements and such? Noakes: No. I think recently...

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