South Command

South Command is under the direction of Deputy Chief Neil Noakes who has been with the FWPD since 2000.  South Command includes the Central, East, and South Patrol Divisions. Deputy Chief Noakes has served in multiple ranks across the department in areas such as Patrol, DWI, Motors, and Internal Affairs. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tarleton State University and his master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Texas Christian University (TCU).  He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 137th Administrative Officers Course and TCU’s inaugural Leadership, Executive and Administrative Development program (L.E.A.D. #1).  He also enjoys working with youth engagement programs such as Operation Progress, Read2Win, All Pro Dad and the City of Fort Worth’s Education Initiative.

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The Fort Worth Police Department has achieved "Recognized" status from the Texas Police Chief's Association Recognition Program. The practices cover various aspects of law enforcement: use of force, protection of citizen rights, pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations.

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