The fiscal year 2024-25 budget for the Coppell Crime Control and Prevention District has been adopted.

Members of the district’s board, which is typically made up by the voting members on City Council, approved a nearly $5.76 million budget during the June 11 meeting.

What you need to know

According to city documents, the annual budget for the Coppell Crime Control and Prevention District includes allocations for several things, including:
  • 13 school resource officers
  • 125 community safety and security initiatives
  • A portion of costs for the North Texas Emergency Communications Center, which are shared with Addison, Carrollton and Farmers Branch
  • Costs for jail services, which are shared with Grapevine
  • Equipment needs for the police department, including new vehicles and body-worn cameras
Budget Officer Jesica Almendarez said the fund’s revenues come from a quarter-cent sales tax, which was approved by voters in 2007, again in 2012 and most recently in 2022 for a 10-year period.

Per city documents, revenues for FY 2024-25 are projected to be $4.98 million, compared to $4.22 million in FY 2023-24. Expenditures are budgeted at $5.76 million, compared to $4.21 million in FY 2023-24.

Zooming in

With the FY 2024-25 budget, the Coppell Police Department is planning to assign additional officers to specific Coppell ISD campuses, Deputy Chief Samuel Lujan said. In the FY 2023-24 budget, there were five schools that received a dedicated school resource officer through the Crime Control and Prevention District, but the fund is budgeted to pay for 13 officers in FY 2024-25.

Lujan added that the department is still recruiting for vacant school resource officer positions in addition to recruits in the police academy.

Looking ahead

The Crime Control and Prevention District budget will be included as a special revenue fund in the city’s FY 2024-25 budget presentation, Almendarez said.

A budget workshop July 15 will include the district’s budget, while Coppell City Council is expected to hold a public hearing and adopt the budget Aug. 27, Almendarez said.