September 2, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

Renewal of Fort Worth’s Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) is up for election on Nov. 3. If voters approve the renewal, the CCPD would continue for another five years. The election is open to registered Fort Worth voters living in Tarrant and Denton counties.

The CCPD was created in 1995 and renewed in 2000 and 2005.

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 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.

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Source: City of Fort Worth


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