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 13 statewide trainings in our building as well as virtually. We have reached 201 Crime Stoppers groups/affiliates within Texas, 31 Crime Stoppers groups/affiliates from around the USA and internationally, and will continue to host quarterly training events moving forward.
In addition to Crime Stoppers organizations in Texas, we invite teachers, school administrators, school-based law enforcement, and school-related safety personnel to attend one of our quarterly trainings. During this two-day training, we share everything you need to know to implement safe school programs into schools and communities within Texas and offer attendees a closer look at the subject-based school safety presentations that we present in schools such as cyber safety and human trafficking. Take a look at our Day One and Day Two training schedule for a detailed look at the content of each training day.
Save the dates for our 2021 Statewide Trainings:
- February 22nd & 23rd
- April 29th & 30th
- July 26th & 27th
- November 18th & 19th
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.