September 29, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

Councilmember Frank Moss and the Fort Worth Police Department invite you to attend an informational meeting about the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) and its renewal election scheduled for Nov. 3.

Councilmember Moss and Executive Deputy Chief Rhonda Robertson will provide information about the CCPD, including an overview of CCPD-funded programs. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Tarrant County College Opportunity Center, Building A, Room 1330. The building is at 5901 Fitzhugh Ave.

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 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.

To learn more, visit the CCPD’s Web page.


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