October 15, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

Joining us Monday, October 19 at 6:30pm Arlington Heights United Methodist Church are principals Terri Mossige from Stripling Middle School and Neta Alexander from Arlington Heights High School to discuss their schools progress over the past three years as well as provide us with information related to the state/federal accountability system.

We will also hear from Police Cheif Halstead and Councilman Carter Burdette about the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD). The renewal election takes place on November 3.

The CCPD was created in 1995 and renewed in 2000 and 2005, most recently for a five-year period. CCPD revenue is derived from a half-cent of the city sales tax. The fund is administered by the Fort Worth Police Department; and it is managed by a nine-member board of directors who are appointed by the Mayor and Council. The CCPD Board establishes the annual budget and policies, oversees expenditures, and evaluates programs funded by the district.
The CCPD’s approved budget for the 2010 fiscal year is $50,625,926. Some of the programs that receive funding from the CCPD include:

  • Neighborhood Crime. Neighborhood patrol officers, Citizens on Patrol program (COP), police storefronts, and parks community policing.
  • School Safety and Youth. After School programs, police officers in schools, and the Safe Haven program.
  • Violent Crimes and Gangs. Zero Tolerance teams, graffiti abatement program, Gang officers, and Narcotic officers.
  • Police Department Enhancements. Technology and equipment, police officer pay plan, patrol vehicle replacements, recruit officer training, mobile data computers, video cameras in marked police vehicles, and the stockyards detail.

You do not need to be a member of the association to attend AHNA general membership meetings — hope to see you there!


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