City of Forest Hill - Police Department

Police Department

The City of Forest Hill Police Department has become a leader in utilizing technological advances to reduce crime and make residents and businesses safer.  Through various programs and events, our team of dedicated and highly trained men and women are driven to partner with our community to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for everyone.

We’re always looking for ways to improve our line of communication with those we serve. If you have an idea or suggestion, please contact us or stop by the Police Department.

Mission Statement

It is our focus to create an internal culture based on empathy, edification enthusiasm and excellence to drive our mission. And it is our mission to make the City of Forest Hill the best place to live, visit and conduct business.

Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy is a police department interactive program, designed to educate the public about its department policies, regulations, the criminal justice system, and ways to reduce crime.  The program allows members of the Forest Hill Police Department and citizens of the community to meet, share ideas and information, and interact in a very positive and proactive setting.  It is further hoped that the instruction will increase police awareness whereas to dispel suspicions and misconceptions and to increase community rapport through this educative process.  To learn more about an upcoming academy course or for an application for enrollment, call
817-531-5250 or stop by the Police Department, 3336 Horton Road.

Forest Hill Explorer Post #175

The Forest Hill Explorer Program is nationally recognized as a work-based curriculum that teaches young adults, who want a career in law enforcement, the introductory skills needed to get started.

Those who participate will learn leadership skills, assist Forest Hill Police Officers with community events like National Night Out and traffic control. They will also participate in the Ride-Along program, compete in numerous Explorer competitions such as the annual Fort Worth Explorer SWAT Camp, attend Explorer academies, and learn all aspects of a police officer’s job. 

Being a part of Explorer Post #175 is voluntary and available to those between 14 and 21 years of age.  They will need to maintain a “C” grade point average in school and must undergo a criminal background investigation.  Those who qualify and fulfill all necessary requirements will become a part of a proud group of young adults who take pride in their community, their fellow Explorers and themselves.

The Explorer Program is offered in partnership through the Boy Scouts of America, Learning For Life program and the Forest Hill Police Department.  For more information, please contact the Forest Hill Police Department Community Relations office at 817-531-5250 or contact Corporal Chris Stokes via email at cstokes@foresthilltx.org. The Forest Hill Police Department is located at 3336 Horton Road.

For any emergency, call 911