A Crime Control and Prevention District is a special purpose district created for the purpose of improving crime prevention and reducing crime. In 1989, the Texas Legislature recognized that smaller cities within large metropolitan areas are greatly impacted by "big city" crime without the "big city" resources to fight the crime problems they face. The Legislature passed the Crime Control and Prevention District Act to enable cities to create a special district that can collect a sales tax specifically dedicated to crime control and reduction.
The Crime Control and Prevention District meetings are held as needed in the Community Room at Azle City Hall, 505 W. Main Street. The meetings are at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public. Public input is vital to the funding of crime control and prevention efforts. If you would like to be alerted to upcoming meetings, please register for Notify Me on this website.
Crime Control and Prevention District Special Election, May 1, 2021 Early Voting April 19 - 27, 2021
In 2001, the citizens of Azle voted to establish a Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) and a 0.25% sales tax revenue to fund crime prevention strategies. After establishment in 2001, Azle’s CCPD was subsequently continued by voters in 2006, and again in 2011 for a ten-year period.
On May 1, 2021 Azle voters will be asked whether to continue the CCPD and sales tax for fifteen years. This continuation is longer than prior renewals (fifteen years instead of ten years), and if approved, the next continuation election will occur in 2036.