Professionalism and Organizational Excellence refers to maintaining the standards of behavior that align FWPD’s actions and attitude with the department’s mission, vision, and core values. The purpose of specifying these standards of behavior is to give FWPD employees guidance in understanding their role in the department’s success. This strategic direction also allows the community an opportunity to review the department’s expectations of its employees. Building a professional police force is not only prudent, but essential to providing the level and quality of service the citizens of Fort Worth expect. The commitment to and investment in training and professional development courses at all levels of the organization ensures that we provide citizens with the most well trained and technically proficient employees in the country. In turn, they are able to provide the high performance service to citizens. Professionalism and Organizational Excellence requires commitment at all levels of the organization to ensuring our police officers behavior aligns with the department mission, vision and core values and ensures every employee performs at the highest level.