Early Voting: June 29 - July 10, 2020

What questions do you have about the 2020 Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) programs and upcoming continuation election?

Submit your questions either by email at or by phone at (817) 392-4040. We’ll be taking questions now through Friday, June 5 that Chief Kraus will answer during a recorded meeting in June. More details to come!

Read the City News story about the Q&A Presentation here.


To learn more about CCPD, watch the below presentation provided by Police Chief Ed Kraus and Police Assistant Director Christianne Simmons.

Read the City News story about the July 14 election here.

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 current term expires Sept. 30, 2020. The July 14 election asks whether to continue the district for a 10-year term.

If you have any questions or comments, please email or call 817-392-4040.

Click the image below for a Summary of Funded Programs


Click the image below for the CCPD 2020 Flyer (English and Spanish)


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

Click each image below for more information!



To learn more:

CCPD Election Frequently Asked Questions (English)

CCPD Election Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)

**FY21 CCPD Community Based Programs Request for Proposals: Click here for more details  

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, 2009, and 2014 for subsequent five-year periods.  Fort Worth's Part I Crime Rate has declined 40% 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.


Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP)

In any emergency, good information is crucial. That's why the City of Fort Worth is working with agencies throughout North Texas to build a database of residents with special needs — to ensure assistance is available when disasters strike.

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