Crime Control and Prevention District


The Watauga Crime Control and Prevention District was created by referendum of the citizens of Watauga in March of 1996, renewed in May of 2001, November 2010 and May 2021 for a period of 10 years.. The District was designed in compliance with the Texas Local Government Code, Title 11, Subtitle C, Chapter 363.

The Watauga Crime Control and Prevention District provides for the establishing of a ½ cent sales tax for the express purpose of funding of crime control programs, including the costs of personnel, expansion administration, enhancement and capital expenditures. The specific types of programs are listed in sub-chapter D of Chapter 363.161 of the Watauga City Charter.

The district is governed by seven members of the Board of Directors. The Board are responsible for budgeting, managing, controlling and administering district funds.


Meetings are called as needed and held at City Hall.

Agendas, Minutes and Streaming

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Agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting, as required by state law.  Minutes are posted after they have been formally approved by the committee.  Meetings are live streamed at the time the meeting is held.  On-demand streaming of meetings is generally made available within one day following the meeting.


Pat ShelbournePlace 1 - ChairpersonMay 2024
Tom SnyderPlace 2May 2024
Lovie DowneyPlace 3May 2025
Andrew NealPlace 4 - SecretaryMay 2025
Malissa MinucciPlace 5 - Vice ChairpersonMay 2025
Mark TaylorPlace 6May 2024
Jan HillPlace 7 May 2024
Arthur L. MinerPlace 8May 2025


Contact members of the Crime Control and Prevention District


Request to Speak

Persons wishing to speak at a meeting can use the Request to Speak form to request to speak during Public Testimony, a Public Hearing or an Action Item.