Welcome to the Southlake Crime Control and Prevention District web pages. Below is a brief overview of the District and linked at the left are pages that will provide you more information about the governance of the District, how District funds have been spent, District FAQs and information about the upcoming election asking voters to consider continuing the District for another 20 year term.
The half-cent sales tax collection to fund the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) began in April 1998, with the first sales tax check received in June 1998. State law provides that a district’s life is limited to five years, unless voters continue the district by approval of a referendum. In February 2002, Southlake voters approved the continuation of the CCPD for 15 years, with the Fund set to sunset in 2018 unless reauthorized by the voters.
In May 2015, Southlake voters once again took action related to this sales tax, choosing to reallocate a three-eighths cent portion from the Crime Control and Prevention District to the formation of new sales tax district, Community Enhancement and Development Corporation (CEDC), to fund recreational and economic development projects. (Approval of the CEDC provides the funding needed to construct and support operations of the new community center, The Marq Southlake.) This leaves a one-eighth cent allocation remaining for CCPD activities through sunset.
The use of district funds are defined by State law. In addition, Southlake voters reviewed general plans for the use of the funds when approving the sales tax which aligned with strategies that were established when the district was created:
Strategy One: Enhancing Community Safety through Modern, Efficient Facilities.
Strategy Two: Enhancing Community Safety Through the Use of Modern Technology and Equipment.
Strategy Three: Enhanced Community Safety Through Professional Development.
Strategy Four: Enhance Community Safety Through Special Police Initiatives.