Crime Control & Prevention District

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The Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) is governed by a Board of Directors composed of seven Azle residents appointed by the City Council and serve for a two year term. The CCPD works jointly with the City Council to ensure that funds raised through the 0.25% Crime Control sales tax are spent on services and programs that will reduce crime, increase public safety and maintain a high quality of life in Azle. 

The District was originally approved by voters on May 16, 2001 for a 4-year period. A continuation referendum was held in 2006 reauthorizing the District for an additional four years. At the second continuation referendum held on May 14, 2011, the District was renewed by voters for an additional 10 years.

Notice of a Public Hearing on the CCPD 2020-2021 Proposed Budget


The Crime Control and Prevention District meets as needed in the Community Room at Azle City Hall, 505 W. Main St, Azle, Texas at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. To be alerted to the next meeting, sign up for Notify Me


PositionCommittee MemberTerm Expiration Date
Place 1OPEN8/31/2021
Place 2Jon Gilson8/31/2021
Place 3Kathy Heath8/31/2020
Place 4Barbara Morris8/31/2021
Place 5Joe Lieb8/31/2020
Place 6Tim Brown8/31/2020
Place 7Susan Stuart8/31/2021
Council LiaisonsBill Jones, Council Member

Brian Conner, Council Member
Staff LiaisonRick Pippins, Chief of Police


Since its inception in 2001, many accomplishments have been achieved with the addition of the District’s half-cent sales tax. Improvements have been made in handling criminal and other police services. The CCPD has made a positive impact in police response times, and the reduction of burglaries and auto thefts. Goals of the District are to continue to demonstrate proactive, progressive and preventative policing at all levels and to provide an environment where our citizens feel safe at work, at home, and at play.

CCPD, Board of Directors
c/o City of Azle
505 W. Main Street
Azle, Texas 76020
Mail: PO Box 1378
Azle, Texas  76098

Email Elsie Plaunty, PD Administrative Assistant
Fax: 817-752-2683

Local Government Code Chapter 363 (PDF)

Azle Municipal Code, Chapter 11, Article 11.03.003