Crime Stoppers of Houston is Houston’s only non-profit dedicated to public safety. Since 1980, we have remained committed to our mission to solve and prevent crime in the Greater Houston Area in partnership with citizens, media and the criminal justice system.
Through close collaboration with local law enforcement agencies and the citizens of Houston, Crime Stoppers of Houston has successfully solved over 33,000 felony cases and arrested nearly 25,000 felony fugitives through its 713-222-TIPS Tip Line Program.The program continues to be a national crime prevention model and strives to empower and motivate citizens to report crime.
Additionally, Crime Stoppers' Safe Community Program works diligently to empower, educate, and engage the community in the important conversations about crime, public safety and the protection of society’s most vulnerable citizens. The program identifies and targets crime affecting the citizens of Houston and Harris County, and takes profound steps to prevent crime before it occurs.
Since 1997, Crime Stoppers' Safe School Program has been keeping Greater Houston Area school campuses safe by providing students with a safe and anonymous way to report crime and potential dangers on their campus and community. The program currently engagaes and educates students from kindergarten through high school in Greater Houston Area school campuses, including private and charter schools, as well as school staff, parents and school law enforcement. It has solved almost 2,000 school cases and removed 300 weapons from our schools.
Crime Stoppers of Houston will soon have its very first home - the first Crime Stoppers headquarter in the nation - and a facility that will be forever known as "The Dave Ward Building: Crime Stoppers of Houston". Ultimately, it was Dave Ward who put Crime Stoppers of Houston in the national and international spotlight and to this day, he remains the "Voice of Crime Stoppers". The headquarters will be built on our property at 3001 Main Street creating Houston's First Public Safety and Crime Prevention Block. A mission-driven monument to crime prevention, this building will also be a highly efficient, secure hub for centralized operations, staff, volunteers, victims, law enforcement and media.