The Crime Control/Fire Prevention District was approved by Lewisville voters in November 2011. In addition, voters approved an eighth-cent sales tax for Crime Control and an eighth-cent sales tax for Fire Prevention. Those sales taxes took effect in April 2012. In May 2016, voters approved the extension of the Fire Prevention District for an additional 20 years via a referendum election. Money raised through those sales tax is restricted by law to certain uses related to their stated purposes.
By ordinance, the managing board for each district is the Lewisville City Council. For information on the boards, including meeting agendas and minutes, click on the navigation links at left.
Crime Control District
The Crime Control portion of the district exists to support all costs of crime control and crime prevention programs including costs for personnel, administration, expansion, enhancement and capital expenditures. The Crime Control District currently funds the following:
• 10 police officers assigned to Patrol
• 3 code enforcement inspectors to improve the appearance and safety of neighborhoods
• 5 Detention Officers and 1 supervisor
• 2 Street Crime/Gang Unit Officers and a sergeant
• 6 Public Safety Dispatchers
• 1 Public Safety Technical Support position
• 2 Property and Evidence Technicians
• 1 Systems Administrator to support Public Safety operations
Fire Prevention District
The Fire Prevention portion of the district exists to support all costs of fire control, prevention and emergency services including costs for personnel, administration, expansion, enhancement and capital expenditures. The Fire Prevention District currently funds the following:
• A fifth ambulance assigned to Fire Station 6, 2120 Midway Road in 2012.
• 9 Firefighter/Paramedics to staff the ambulance at Fire Station 6
• 1 System Support Specialist to support Fire and EMS systems
• .34 of an Emergency Management Specialist
Future plans include the following:
• Purchase of a Ladder Truck for Fire Station 6 in FY 2016-17
• Construction of Fire Station 8 in eastern Lewisville in FY 2016-17
• Additional 18 Firefighter/Paramedics to staff Station 8 in FY 2017-18