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The Crime Control and Prevention District is primarily funded by a quarter-cent sales tax that was reauthorized by Coppell voters in November 2011.
The Crime Control and Prevention District is a Special Revenue Fund, meaning that it is a fund with a special and restricted purpose. This fund is used to support police programs and services geared toward preventing crime. The Crime Control and Prevention District is used to fund all of the School Resource Officers, or SROs, that are present on Coppell ISD campuses located within the City of Coppell to ensure the safety of students and teachers. The Coppell Police Department also allocates a portion of the Crime Control and Prevention District for educational programs such as the Junior Police Academy and self-defense courses for women and high school-aged girls.
A portion of the Crime Control and Prevention District is also used to fund community service officers and a crime analyst who uses detailed data to detect any crime patterns and help officers proactively patrol areas with higher incident rates.
The funds are also used to pay Coppell's portion of the North Texas Emergency Communications Center (NTECC), the joint dispatch center that is shared with Addison, Carrollton and Farmers Branch, and for the purchase patrol vehicles and equipment for the Coppell Police Department.
"The Crime Control and Prevention District goes a long way to helping us ensure the safety of our students, teachers, residents and businesses," said Police Chief Danny Barton. "These funds are used to take preventative measures that decrease the chances of a large-scale incident."
Because this fund is funded through sales tax, the Crime Control and Prevention District will be negatively impacted by Rule 3.334.