FWPD Security Assessment Services

The Fort Worth Police Dept provides free security assessments. These assessments involve a brief walk thru of the residence, at a time that is convenient for you, to determine if there are any weak points in your homes’ security. They typically look for the following:

Locks and Doors

  • Do you have a locking deadbolt? (yes, it is different from standard old style deadbolts)
  • Are your exterior doors solid core?
  • Are there windows within reach of your door lock?

Windows

  • Do the locks work?
  • Are there other options? 
  • Are they shatter resistant or shatter proof?

Landscaping 
The landscaping around your house can either invite or deter intruders. Which type do you have?

Lighting
Do you have enough exterior lighting?

The walk thru only takes about 10-15mins, depending on the house and issues. They can also address any unique concerns you may have at the time of the assessment.
 
There is no requirement to follow any recommendations that are made. It is just to provide you with information so you can be better informed about your security options.

If you are interested in having a security assessment done, please email our Neighborhood Police Officer at christopher.watts@fortworthtexas.gov to schedule an appointment.