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Fort Worth Clergy And Police Alliance







The 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 Academy.

Would you like to become a member of CAPA? If so, please download the file below and email it to capa@fortworthtexas.gov or mail it to: Sgt M. Hukel, C/O Ft Worth Police Department, 501 Jones, Ft Worth TX 76102 and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

Download Capa Application

Seleccione HERE for the english version of the CAPA presentation

Click HERE for English Version Of CAPA Powerpoint Show

Seleccione AQUI para la version en espanol de la presentacion CAPA

Click HERE for Spanish Version Of CAPA Powerpoint Show

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 ministry outreach.
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 opportunity.












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