FWPD to break ground on South Patrol HQ Tuesday

Published on October 06, 2022

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The Fort Worth Police Department’s South Division is experiencing significant growth from development along Chisolm Trail Parkway, near Tarleton State University and in new housing subdivisions and business developments.

To provide improved service to residents of south Fort Worth, FWPD will break ground on a South Patrol Division facility at 3501 W. Risinger Road at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Groundbreaking ceremony speakers include Mayor Mattie Parker, City Councilmembers Jared Williams (District 6) and Chris Nettles (District 8), Chief of Police Neil Noakes, South Division Commander André Smith and other City officials.

The new facility will consolidate operations from an existing City-owned facility and a leased facility into one location. The consolidated facility will increase FWPD’s operational ability to serve the South Division by increasing efficiency and communication.

The building’s design incorporates a welcoming entry plaza and lobby, prominent community room, roll call room and office space.

Construction begins this month, with a projected completion date of December 2023.

Personnel who will be housed at the 31,22-square-foot facility include South Division patrol officers, neighborhood police officers, detectives, Code Blue, the bike unit and division administration.

The $20 million project was approved for funding in the 2018 Bond Program with additional funds provided by the Crime Control & Prevention District.

Architect/engineer is Callahan & Freeman Architects. Construction manager at risk is CORE Construction.



Photo: The building’s design includes an entry plaza and lobby, community room, roll call room and office space.



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