In 1989, the Texas Legislature recognized that smaller cities within large metropolitan areas are greatly impacted by "big city" crime without the "big city" resources to fight crime problems they face. The Legislature passed the Crime Control and Prevention District Act to enable cities to create a special district that can collect a sales tax specifically dedicated to crime control and reduction.
The BCCPD is governed by a Board that is selected by the Bartonville Town Council. The Board is responsible for monitoring the fiscal accountability as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of the BCCPD plan and budget.
The projected amount of annual sales tax revenue for FY 2016-2017 is $36,000. Funds collected have allowed for the purchase of a police vehicle, uniforms and equipment for officers, computer software programs, testing, training, assessments, and the National Night Out event.