About the CCPD
Why was the District Started?
In the 1980s, Fort Worth experienced double-digit increases in criminal activity and had the highest crime rate in the United States for two years. By 1993, legislation was amended to allow municipalities in counties with a population of one million or more to create a crime control district through the election process. In 1995, the citizens of Fort Worth voted to establish a Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD), and the District has been renewed by voters in 2000, 2005, and most recently in 2009 for a five-year period. Fort Worth's Part I Crime Rate has declined 32% since 1995, while population has continued to increase on average 17,634 per year.
What does CCPD Fund?
Revenue from the ½ cent sales tax serves a role in providing the necessary resources to effectively implement crime reduction strategies pertaining to violent crime, gangs, neighborhood crime, school safety, youth, and police enhancements. These strategies may include deploying officers on an enhanced basis to respond to emerging problems, supporting citizen participation and crime prevention programs, replacing vehicles and other equipment critical to crime control, increasing security at schools, and/or providing an adequate number of officers throughout Fort Worth’s neighborhoods--just to name a few. The CCPD's approved budget for the 2011 fiscal year is $47,434,839.
Who Manages the District?
The fund is administered by the Fort Worth Police Department, and it is managed by a nine-member Board of Directors that establishes the annual budget and policies, oversees expenditures, and evaluated programs funded by the district.
CCPD Vision, Mission and Goals
Vision: To become one of the safest major cities in the United States
Mission: To enhance the Fort Worth Police Department’s ability to provide quality service and to work in partnership with the community to reduce crime and to create a safe environment for all.
- Manage the budget based on funding priorities.
- Continue to provide opportunities for citizens to learn about CCPD.
- Support efforts to reduce violent crime and gang-related activities through enhanced enforcement activities and crime prevention programs.
- Support efforts to increase the safety of residents and to decrease crime throughout Fort Worth neighborhoods.
- Support efforts to increase the safety of youth and reduce juvenile crime through crime prevention and intervention programs.
- Support efforts to enhance crime fighting and prevention tools and efforts through diverse recruitment, training, and retention of high quality officers, technology and equipment, and capital improvements.