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Fort Worth awards grant to criminal justice department

Tarleton State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 26, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The Department of Criminal Justice has been awarded a $16,000 grant from the City of Fort Worth to conduct a leadership assessment and initiative within the city’s police department.

The yearlong project will include meeting with police department command staff and the Police Officers Association, collecting data from more than 180 sergeants and 80 lieutenants and reviewing current procedures. Using a survey instrument along with strategic interviews and policy reviews, faculty from the department will produce a comprehensive analysis of leadership issues.

Contingent on the results of the study, the Department of Criminal justice will work with the Fort Worth Police Academy to construct methods to address areas needing attention.

“This type of funded study demonstrates the confidence the professional criminal justice community has in this department and the increase in expansion and visibility of Tarleton State University in the Metroplex,” said Dr. James Vardalis, department head.

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Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Dr. James Vardalis
254-968-9024
jvardalis@tarleton.edu

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