Ed Kraus, a 27-year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department, has agreed to remain as police chief, City Manager David Cooke announced. Kraus, has been serving as chief since May.
“Chief Kraus brings more than a quarter-century of broad-based law enforcement experience to the chief’s office, and even more important, he has the support and respect of his fellow officers and stakeholders in the Fort Worth community,” Cooke said. “Chief Kraus’ vast experience, combined with strong leadership skills and a broad knowledge of Fort Worth, make him the ideal choice to lead our police department.”
Kraus began his law enforcement career in 1992. He has served as an officer, detective and sergeant in several units in the Patrol Bureau. His command experience includes assignments as a neighborhood policing district lieutenant, a Patrol Division captain and commander of the Training Division.
He has served in executive roles as deputy chief over the Investigative and Support Command, assistant chief over the Support Bureau and executive assistant chief over the Patrol Bureau.
Kraus earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Tarleton State University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI National Executive Institute and the Caruth Police Institute’s Leadership Course.
“In every position he has served, Chief Kraus has focused on promoting community problem-solving, reducing crime and enhancing justice for all of our residents,” Cooke said.