SAISD introduces Safe School Program
SAISD has even more ways to help keep students safe, both on and off campus.
The Safe School Program, formerly Campus Crime Stoppers, has been greatly enhanced with the help of new software that expands the program to handle tips on issues beyond law enforcement matters.
SAISD is the test site for the new program.
“The difference is that this program opens up the lines of communication for students, the school community, parents and community members to report a variety of situations and issues, not just crimes.
“These can include harassment, bullying, abuse at home, dating violence and situations requiring crisis intervention.”
The new software includes a mobile app, which is expected to improve anonymous communication. It is available for download from Google play and Apple Store as the “P3 Campus” app.
Tips also may be reported 24-hours a day by phone, text or via the web.
All tips are received anonymously, and persons doing the reporting will remain anonymous throughout the process to protect them from retaliation, she said.
Once received, the tips are forwarded to the department or appropriate person with the resources to assist.
The Safe School Program goes into full effect in 2017-18, with training to be provided employees outside the police department, such as to campus-based staff, to make it Districtwide.
The program is supported by local donations and a Texas Department of Criminal Justice grant.
SAISD is one of four area school districts with this program, but the only one with a 24-hour response from an SAISD police officer, she said.
The District’s program is under Crime Stoppers of San Antonio, which provided the software needed to ensure the tipper’s anonymity and will remain a source for rewards for tips leading to legal action such as solving a crime or an arrest.
Text “SAISD plus your message” to CRIMES (247637)
Phone (210) 227-8477