Police Department


Mission Statement & Vision Statement

Improving life within our community, through our commitment to community policing by providing ethical police services to all.


Through our never-ending commitment to provide exceptional service and safeguard our community, the Fredericksburg Police Department will strive to strengthen and preserve community relations and public trust through leadership, integrity and professionalism.

Core Values

Leadership - We are committed to being leaders in our community and the profession to serve the public with the highest standard of excellence, while developing individuals, teams, and the organization for future service.



Trust - Creating a positive relationship with all citizens to ensure the safety of the community through ethical police service and transparency.



Professional - As a professional organization, we are dedicated to the highest standard of personal and organizational excellence, guided by the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, and holding ourselves accountable for our actions.



Service - We are dedicated to understanding the needs of all citizens in our community, building community partnerships, and working to deliver the highest quality services to prevent and deter crime.



Respect - Honoring the traditions and heritage of our community while treating people as we would like to be treated, with fairness and dignity.




Motto - Our Community Our Commitment


Description

The Fredericksburg Police Department (FPD) is an accredited law enforcement agency that is responsible for protecting the citizens and visitors of the City of Fredericksburg by faithfully enforcing the laws of the State of Texas and the City of Fredericksburg while protecting the core values and heritage that makes Fredericksburg unique.

Goals and Objectives

  • To continue to provide the best possible service and protection to the community
  • To maintain our unique bond and trust with the community and its citizenry
  • To work to fulfill the department mission statement and embody the department vision statement while upholding our core values in everything we do
  • To determine new procedures to help reduce crime and improve traffic safety in Fredericksburg
  • To recruit and hire the most qualified applicants with values that support the goals and mission of the police department and city
  • To maintain the department’s accreditation process to ensure the police department is employing the best practices of law enforcement
  • To continue to develop and train our staff so they may understand and adhere to the best practices of law enforcement while providing the best police service possible
  • To better utilize social media to inform the community of crime and major accidents, as well as introduce officers and announce employee recognitions
  • To continue to bolster morale and emphasize employee wellness and quality of life
  • To continue to emphasize the importance of professional development of officers

To meet these goals, we will

  • Continue to be involved in community events, activities, and programs throughout the year
  • Emphasize our mission statement, vision statement, and core values and expect officers to not only know them, but also actively work to achieve them
  • Maintain a policy of accountability and transparency in our daily operations, by applying the principles of community policing in our organization
  • Continue to train our officers and maintain a level of professionalism and proficiency that is needed for the security of our citizens
  • Continue to develop and train our officers by sending them to leadership and other professional development courses
  • Continue to sponsor programs and events that link us to the citizens, such as our Citizen’s Police Academy, Summer Youth Program, No Shave November, and Blue Santa Program. These programs allow us to build better relations with our citizens by building friendships and trust.
  • Will recruit and hire, by continuing to utilize multiple platforms to advertise our department, and select only officers who demonstrate an attitude, ethical disposition and values that are consistent with the department
  • Will maintain the department’s accredited status by continuing to adhere to the best practices of law enforcement and by continuing to make the accreditation process a daily activity within the department
  • Will continue to develop and train staff by utilizing our training budget efficiently and by reviewing, updating, and utilizing development plans established for each staff member
  • Actively use social media to promote the department and inform the public
  • Continue to be proactive in meeting the needs of our citizens, through increased advances in technology

What we accomplished in 2022-2023

  • Maintained a proactive Police Department through our vigilant efforts to create a safe environment in our city for our citizens and visitors
  • Successfully recruited and hired multiple officers to fill several vacancies to include a new non-sworn community outreach liaison position
  • Participated in many community outreach programs to include: a Summer Youth Program with over 101 participants, a Blue Santa program for the community where the Police Department provided a Christmas meal for many deserving families in the community.
  • Successfully wrote grants for body armor and body worn cameras
  • Employee Recognition at City Council and on social media

What we plan to accomplish in 2023-2024

  • To continue grow as a department to better support the needs of the community through excellent police service, with qualified and motivated employees who support the goals of the citizens of Fredericksburg
  • Continue to implement new systems to keep up with the latest technology and growing police demands
  • Will implement new software systems to improve investigation of crimes and promote safety of the community and to promote feedback from the community regarding services provided by the police department
  • Fill Corporal positions in patrol and criminal investigation divisions
  • Fill open police officer positions with qualified and tenured applicants
  • Maintain accreditation with the Texas Police Chief’s Association, Best Practices Program

Police Department Performance Measures



Police Department Staffing [employee headcount by job title]

Police Department Organizational Chart