Retired Chief of Police, Fort Worth Texas
Chief Ed Kraus spent twenty-eight years as a law enforcement professional serving the Fort Worth community prior to his retirement in 2021. He joined the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) in 1992, rising through the ranks to the position of police chief. During his career he served in several units throughout the department as an officer, trainer, detective and supervisor. As both a lieutenant and captain he was assigned to lead patrol commands, and he also served as the captain over the Training Division. Kraus was appointed as a deputy chief in 2014 where he commanded the department’s tactical units, specialized investigations, property control division, citizen volunteer programs, and crime lab. Kraus was promoted to assistant chief over the Support Bureau and later led the Patrol Bureau. He was appointed to chief of the FWPD where he led a force of over 1,700 sworn personnel and more than 400 civilian employees, with an annual budget of $350 million in the nation’s thirteenth largest city.
Chief 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 Class 242, the FBI National Executive Institute Class 40, and the Caruth Police Institute’s Executive Leadership Course.