What is Campus Crime Stoppers?
Campus Crime Stoppers programs are available to every high school and middle school in Hays County and will be underwritten by Hays County Crime Stoppers. They promote the safety of students on our school campuses and provide a system where students can anonymously call in tips that provide information on possible illegal activity such as gangs and drugs.
The campus crime stoppers board evaluates and pays rewards for the tips that lead campus law enforcement to those responsible. The legal system then takes over and sets punishment as in any other crime.
Students may attend a conference to learn what it takes to operate a campus program, how to create publicity and raise funds, how to organize media projects and how to contribute to a productive board meeting. Adult courses include drug recognition, gangs, legal issues, tip-taking and fund raising for their programs.
Students who serve on campus crime stoppers boards of directors learn leadership skills as they administer their programs with the advice of their sponsor, raise funds to help pay rewards for tips, publicize the program, and obtain student involvement in making their campus a safer, more desirable place.