Community Programs

Bedford Citizen Observation Program

The Bedford Police Department offers a voluntary program designed to utilize privately-owned home and business security cameras that could contain video evidence in the area of a recent crime. By taking part in this program you take ownership in the crime-fighting process and help make Bedford a safer place to live.

Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Kits

Catalytic converter theft is on the rise across the country. To combat this alarming trend, the Bedford Police Department is providing free catalytic converter theft prevention kits for Bedford residents. Each kit includes a cordless engraver, high temperature paint, and how-to instructions.

Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a FREE 12-week course designed to provide Bedford citizens and businesses a more in-depth understanding of the inter-workings of the Police Department. The CPA is offered once a year and seating is limited. To find out more, please contact the Community Services Division at 817-952-2444.

Crime Victim Assistance

The Bedford Police Department’s Victim Services Program provides services to victims and family members with the goal of lessening the short and long-term trauma experienced as a direct result of victimization.

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign on the first Tuesday in October in Texas that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. 

Police Explorer Program

The Bedford Police Explorer Program is a career-oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working officers.

Safe Return Program

The Community Services Division is proud to offer a new service called the Safe Return Program. This voluntary program will provide parents and caretakers with a mechanism to share crucial information with police officers who are responding to calls for service involving individuals with dementia, Alzheimer's, or a developmental disorder diagnosis.

Santa Cops

The Santa Cops program is a partnership between the Bedford Police Department and Christmas Providers, an HEB non-profit organization. For more than 35 years, Christmas Providers has helped to fulfill the Christmas wishes of families in the HEB area affected by unfortunate circumstances. 

Senior Care Call Program

The Senior Care Call Program is for seniors ages 65 and older who live alone, and would like to receive a phone call from Bedford Police Department Volunteers to check on their welfare.

Volunteers In Policing Service (VIPS)

The Bedford Police Department’s 'Volunteers In Policing Service' program trains citizen volunteers to assist the Department with police activities, enhance crime prevention, and provide additional manpower to improve service to the community.