The Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) is funding, provided by a ½ cent sales tax, to implement crime reduction strategies.  CCPD is led by a Board of Directors which is made up of the City Council and each District in the City.  The Board (or Council Members) work with the City and the Police Department to develop a crime control budget plan to impact public safety for the community.  

    Each year, the City submits a budget for review and approval to the CCPD Board of Directors.  This is the only group that can approve programs for funding.  The updated budget must subsequently be submitted for City final overall approval before funds can be utilized.  Texas Local Government Code 363 establishes the process for cities that approve a Crime Control and Prevention District fund. 

    For information on CCPD funding that is available to 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies, visit our CCPD Partners with a Shared Mission webpage.    

    For information on Partners with a Shared Mission programs click the link below:
    Partners with a Shared Mission

    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.

    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 an eleven-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.

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