Now Open: FY2021 Community Based Programs 2nd Round

The Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) provides revenue from a ½-cent sales tax dedicated to funding programs aimed at reducing and preventing crime in Fort Worth. The district was established in 1995 following high crime rates that occurred in the late 1980s. 

The Crime Control and Prevention District was approved on July 14, 2020 for an additional ten years. To view the results click here.

To view the 2020 Continuation Election Material click here.


The presentation below includes an overview of the CCPD provided by Police Chief Ed Kraus and Police Assistant Director Christianne Simmons.

 CCPD provides funding for Neighborhood Crime Prevention, Enhanced Enforcement, Partners with a Shared Mission, Recruitment and Training, and Equipment, Technology, and Infrastructure.

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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 continued by voters in 2000, 2005, 2009, and 2014 for subsequent five-year periods, and in 2020 for a ten-year period. Fort Worth's Part I Crime Rate has declined 63% since 1995, while population has continued to increase.

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 enhanced enforcement, neighborhood crime prevention, partner programs, recruitment and training, and department equipment, technology, and infrastructure.  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.

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.


Fort Worth Police Foundation

The Fort Worth Police Foundation, formerly known as the Fort Worth Police Officers’ Award Foundation, is a non-profit organization that exists to recognize and promote the professionalism and excellence of Fort Worth Police Officers. Founded in 1981, it was established by the business community to support local police and recognize excellence in performance with the ultimate goal being a reduction in crime. To make a donation, or for more information, click the button below.

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