Police Response Times Worry North Fort Worth Residents

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

 

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - Far north Fort Worth has drawn thousands of new homeowners to plant roots there.

“It’s a nice location, new housing development, more energy efficient, so I really like it,” said Kris Trowbridge, who recently bought a home in that area.

But while the areas growth has been rapid, emergency response times haven’t kept up with the pace.

In a budget work session, Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead showed city council members a map that detailed response times across the city. In downtown Fort Worth it takes officers five minutes and six seconds to five minutes and 47 seconds to respond to a call. Compare that to far north Fort Worth, where it can take officers anywhere from seven minutes, 55 seconds to ten minutes and 37 seconds to respond to a priority one call.

“As your chief, I am not comfortable with our residents waiting this…

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