On May 30, 2018, Governor Greg Abbott unveiled his multifaceted “School and Firearm Safety Action Plan” in response to the Santa Fe High School shooting that occurred on May 18, 2018. His Action Plan includes expanding campus Crime Stoppers programs statewide. As the largest Crime Stoppers organization in the country, the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division has asked Crime Stoppers of Houston to roll out our Safe School Program to as many ISDs across the state as possible.
Crime Stoppers of Houston has been proactively keeping children safe in schools since 1997. Our Safe School Program has directly reached well over 1,000,000 K-12th grade students in the Greater Houston Area through face-to-face, classroom style presentations that, in an age appropriate way, discuss the very real threats and crime trends facing them. Additionally, we have made our FREE Tip Line available with the promise that students – our schools’ first line of intelligence – can anonymously report acts of bullying, violence, unusual behavior, weapons, drugs, self-harm, sexual misconduct and other felony and misdemeanor crimes.
Working in the schools, directly with the students and area law enforcement, we have solved nearly 2,000 school cases and removed almost 300 weapons from our schools BEFORE they could be used against our students.
In response, we are committed to sharing our program, training stakeholders, developing curriculum, and engaging the community so that every Crime Stoppers organization operating within the State of Texas can offer their local schools and their entire community the same life-saving tools and resources we have here.
It’s for your kids, our kids and all kids.
Statewide Expansion Sponsors
Thank you to our partners who’ve made our statewide expansion possible.