The City of Fort Worth's Office of the Police Oversight Monitor was first established in February 2020 pursuant to Fort Worth City Code Art. 2, § 2-27(1)(a) as a mechanism with which to provide oversight and accountability of the Fort Worth Police Department. Efforts to build this newly-created office first began in mid-March 2020. The office serves a proactive leader in law enforcement accountability to the Fort Worth Police Department and the population it serves.
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Find historical OPOM documents, Informal Reports presented to City Council and additional civilian oversight resources.
Discover the history of Civilian Oversight. The first assembly of citizens to receive complaints of misconduct against police officers dates back to the 1920s.
The vision for the Office of the Police Oversight Monitor is to be a proactive leader in law enforcement accountability to the Fort Worth Police Department and the population it serves.
The Office of the Police Oversight Monitor is interested in hearing from anyone in the community who wishes to share a comment, concern or suggestion about the office or the FWPD.
Learn about community, community-police and faith-based engagements with the Office of the Police Oversight Monitor.
Learn more about the office, including how we update the community on our progress, what the complaint and commendation process looks like and how we serve the community.
The mediation process is vital to the promotion of police accountability and transparency.
Sokunbi grew up calling Air Force bases all over the world home, from Italy to Oklahoma and has learned how to build meaningful connections with her community.Sokunbi received her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and attended law school and graduated from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. Sokunbi joined the Office of the Independent Police Monitor in New Orleans in 2018 as executive director of community relations in 2018. Later, she oversaw the Use of Force Department and the Misconduct and Complaints Department along with serving as the chief of staff for the office. Sokunbi has been the Director of OPOM since September 2023.