Provide Input on Crime Control and Prevention District

July 3, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

Fort Worth residents can give their input on Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) programs and strategies at a series of upcoming public meetings.

CCPD officials will provide information about the district and will collect comment from residents about which programs are considered the most important, and whether changes to the allocation of district funds are desired. Your feedback will assist the CCPD board of directors in developing policy and budget decisions.

These are the dates and locations of the meetings. All meetings begin at 7 p.m.

July 9, R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Road
July 16, Handley-Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.
July 22, Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.
July 30, Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway
Aug. 6, Fort Worth Police Training Center, 1000 Calvert St.

The CCPD was created in 1995 and renewed in 2000 and 2005, most recently for a five-year period.

A nine-member board of directors oversees the expenditure of CCPD funds that are derived from a half-cent of the 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. The board also evaluates programs funded by the district.

The CCPD’s proposed 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, neighborhood policing districts, police storefronts, CODE BLUE program, parks community policing.
Violent crimes and gangs. Zero Tolerance teams, Police Department gang unit, gang graffiti abatement, Comin’ Up program.
School safety and youth. After-school programs, Safe Haven program, school security initiative.
Police Department 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.

To learn more, visit the Police Department’s Web site.


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