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Campus Crime Stoppers

As you probably know, the expertise of specially trained school resource officers has been invaluable when assigned to a campus where they know the students well. With the
spotlight on school safety and rising acts of violence in schools and businesses, the relationships built with students by our SROs, the intelligence gathering process, and everyone's preparedness are more important than ever.

For many years our Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers has used donated funds and volunteer man-hours to offer our county the "Campus Crime Stoppers" program in all Pitt Schools (to include private and charter schools) as another free tool to assist both schools and law enforcement with safety efforts. The program offers cash rewards to students for stepping up to help keep our campuses safe. Safe campuses take teamwork!

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Each year we pay out hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars anonymously to students who make a difference by making the right decision when it is most needed. Our Campus Crime Stoppers tips each year often result in the seizure of weapons and drugs, the recovery of stolen property, and the successful closure of other serious cases.

How Does Campus Crime Stoppers Work?

Students can still call in tips, submit tips online, and use the tip app if they wish. If tips are received for a school in this manner SROs and administrators will be notified immediately to minimize any hazards.

Oftentimes, in giving information students approach teachers, administrators, their
SRO, or their own parents when they get home instead of doing a more formal route. That does not hinder the reward process at all. How the tip is delivered isn't what's important. It's all about getting the students involved, gaining their trust, protecting their interests as anonymous tipsters, and rewarding them when they choose to be personably responsible for keeping their campus safe.

We have all seen the tragedy unfold on television when unprecedented violence erupts on a school campus.  This program means everything to us with hope that if we achieve nothing else of our mission, that we can at least protect these most precious of lives with all we have.