Crime Control and Prevention District Update

August 6, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

The Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) was created in 1995 in response to Fort Worth’s high crime rate. It was renewed in 2000 & 2005, most recently for 5-years. The Board consists of nine members who oversee the expenditure of CCPD funds that are collected from a half-cent of city sales tax. The Board is required to create an annual budget, which is subject to approval by the City Council, and also is required to develop a plan to help control and prevent crime proactively. The CCPD’s proposed budget for the 2010 fiscal year is $ 50,625,926, presented at July 14th’s City Council Meeting.

Several public information meetings have been held around the City designed to inform citizens about CCPD and, more importantly, give people an opportunity to provide input to the CCPD Board about any programs, strategies or neighborhood concerns. The final meeting was held on Thursday Aug. 6 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth Police Training Center, 1000 Calvert St.

For more information, please visit the CCPD website at:

The CCPD has 4 areas of emphasis:

1) Neighborhood Crime. Neighborhood Patrol Officers (NPOs), neighborhood policing districts, police storefronts, CODE BLUE program, parks community policing.

2) Violent Crimes and Gangs. Zero Tolerance teams, Police Department gang unit, Gang graffiti abatement, Comin’ Up program.

3) School Safety and Youth. After-school programs, Safe Haven program, School Security Initiative.

4) Police Enhancements. Recruit training, high-mileage vehicle replacements, Special Operations Division vehicles, overtime pay for special events, technology infrastructure, mobile data computers, helicopter lease and equipment, video cameras in marked police vehicles, Taser program, Stockyards detail, etc.

The CCPD is more than just a special tax district. It is an instrument by which the citizens of Fort Worth are able to make our City one of the safest in the United States through a focus on crime prevention and community partnerships with the Police Department.

Source: Information thanks to CCPD Board Member, District 2.


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