Campus Crime Stoppers
Statistics have shown that the majority of our students know what crimes are being committed and who is committing them. The Campus Crime Stoppers program will allow students to call a secure phone line and report those crimes to an adult school sponsor. The adult school sponsor will report the tips to the appropriate law enforcement agency that will follow up on the information. If the information has helped the school in solving a crime, or administrative action is taken regarding the information, the student informant will receive a cash reward. The reward system is an effective incentive for the students to report crime.
Campus Crime Stoppers is a successful, national program that has been implemented in over 1,000 schools. The Campus Crime Stoppers in El Paso will be under the umbrella of Crime Stoppers of El Paso, Inc. This allows them to be a certified program protecting the school sponsors in keeping the student informant anonymous. Only a certified Crime Stoppers program is protected under Texas Government Code regarding evidence of communications. As a certified program, Campus Crime Stoppers will be required to have regular student board meetings, complete monthly statistical reports, and follow Robert's Rules of Order at all board meetings.
Crime Stoppers of El Paso, Inc. will assist the school campus with reward money, phone equipment, and office supplies. Each school will be required to participate in fundraisers to assist in the funding of the program. Crime Stoppers of El Paso, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is funded by the community.
You can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 566.TIPS (8477), anonymously, to report a crime or any information that may lead to the arrest of a criminal.