Clergy and Police Alliance
program (C.A.P.A.) is a coalition of Clergy from every faith and
denomination who work in partnership with the Fort Worth Police Department.
CAPA members and their organizations are often called upon to pray for our
police department, to be intentional in the building of relationships with
our police officers and other governmental officials, and to be available
for crisis situations. This program is a unique ministerial opportunity
We are currently taking applications
for the next Minister’s Police Academy. You
must attend this course before becoming a member of CAPA.
The next Minister’s Police Academy
has now been set to begin February 18, 2014. The classes will be on Tuesday
evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The class is 12 weeks long, 3 hours per week.
The Minister’s Police Academy is presented by the Ft Worth Police Training
Would you like to become a member of CAPA? If so,
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Since 2002, CAPA members have ministered
to hundreds of citizens and police officers in times of need. CAPA members
played a great part in the community outreach that occurred during the
Katrina relief effort at Fort Worth shelters in 2005. Our City has seen the
awesome benefit that can be accessed through a partnership with the pastors
of our community. We invite you to become a CAPA member and extend your
Before becoming a CAPA member, Clergy
must first attend a special 36 hour training course at the Fort Worth
Police/Fire Training Center. This 12-week class, for three hours a week,
designed specifically for pastors, will indoctrinate you into the
inner-workings of the police department and the Criminal Justice System.
You will receive classroom and “hands on” training in the areas of Hate
Crimes, Crime Scene search, Family Violence, Sex Crimes, Homicide
investigation, traffic enforcement, narcotics training, communications, use
of force, internal affairs, high risk incident command issues, firearms
training, law, background investigation, and emergency response. After
graduation you will ride with a Fort Worth Police Officer to finish your
training in a field environment scenario. Spending time with police
officers will give you a better understanding of police protocol before you
act in the official capacity as a CAPA member. You will also be provided
distinct clothing and official governmental identification that will
identify you as a CAPA member.
Some of the goals of this program
include: pray for our city, city leaders, police officers and special
needs; assisting the police in non-traditional roles; provide calm in
crisis situations to prevent an escalation to violence; assist in domestic
situations where a minister is requested or needed; offer support to
victims; relay factual information back to the neighborhoods using your
established networks and the Code Blue Program; and emergency and disaster
response training through the Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT).
The goal of the Fort Worth Police
Department is to spread the CAPA program to every church and faith-based
organization in our city. Our hope is that every faith, every church, and
every denomination will hear the call to connect with us in this unique