Mission Statement

We are an association of, for, and by local governments. We assist our members in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and recognizing regional opportunities for improving the quality of life in North Central Texas.


The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, established to assist in regional planning. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. 

Now in its 52nd year, NCTCOG's programs and departments encompass transportation planning, environment and development, aging and disability resources, emergency preparedness, demographic research, regional training, criminal justice, 911 emergency numbers, a regional police academy, and more.  Use the links on this page to learn about the programs and initiatives active throughout the 16-county region.

North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is excited to introduce the North Texas SHARE program designed to deliver a customer-focused marketplace and meet the needs of North Texas’ public sector.

Regional Police Academy

NCTCOG's Regional Police Academy provides high caliber, cost effective professional development opportunities for peace officers at various levels of the profession. 

Center of Development Excellence

Center of Development Excellence is a comprehensive effort to bring together public and private-sector experts in the environmental, transportation, development, and information analysis fields to address the regional issues and infrastructure concerns of the future.


511DFW provides real-time traffic information and trip planning for drivers and transit users in North Texas. Click to get started or download the app in the Apple Store or Google Play.