About Us

The City of Bedford was incorporated in 1953, is situated in North Central Texas, approximately 13.2 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth and 20.4 miles west of Dallas. 

The Bedford Police Department employs 85 full-time officers, 55 full-time civilian employees and 48 Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS).

The Bedford Police Department also serves approximately 49,000 residents, 3100 businesses and 14 major employers within a 10.0 square mile area.

Mission Statement

The Bedford Police Department and it's members believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We are committed to:

  • Providing high quality community-oriented policing services with sensitivity;
  • Protecting constitutional rights;
  • Problem-solving;
  • Teamwork;
  • Openness;
  • Planning for the future; and
  • Providing leadership to the police profession.

Vision Statement

"Policing through Progressive Professionalism"

5 Year Strategic Plan