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 Texas Criminal Justice Division asked Crime Stoppers of Houston to roll out our Safe School Program to as many Crime Stoppers organizations across the state – reaching approximately 1,800 school districts.
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.
To date, we have hosted 8 statewide trainings in our building thus far, have reached 74 Crime Stoppers groups/affiliates within Texas, 30 Crime Stoppers groups/affiliates from around the USA and internationally, and will continue to host quarterly trainings moving forward.
Check out our reach from our April 2020 Virtual Statewide Training below.
Our next Statewide Training is taking place on December 7 & 8. Registration link coming soon!
In addition to our quarterly statewide trainings, we have created program named S.A.V.E. – Critical Conversations that SAVE lives. In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), we began presenting the webinar series, S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness, Valuable Education). It serves as a platform to inform, educate and provide resources for teachers, school administrators, school based law enforcement, school related safety personnel, as well as all Crime Stoppers organizations on the many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community.
Statewide Expansion Sponsors
Thank you to our partners who’ve made our statewide expansion possible.