The North Richland Hills Crime Control and Prevention District is funded through a half-cent sales tax that helps to fund local law enforcement services and programs. The District was originally approved by voters in February of 1996 for a 5-year period. A continuation referendum was held in 2001 reauthorizing the District for an additional ten years. At the second continuation referendum held on May 8, 2010, the District was renewed by voters for an additional 20 years.
Since its inception in 1996, 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 service increases. Positive impacts have been made in response times, and reductions of burglaries and auto thefts have resulted. 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.
The North Richland Hills Crime Control and Prevention District is overseen by a Board of Directors comprised of the eight City Council members. The Board meets annually to review and approve the District’s fiscal year budget.