GALVESTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT
As we move into the 2017-2018 school year the Galveston ISD Police Department has in place an initiative for reporting suspect behavior and/or crime in the district.
WeTip is a School Safety Program (hotline) that offers an anonymous way for students, their families, staff and faculty to report crime information. For the Galveston Independent School District Police Department this program allows this department to a pro-active approach for not only preventing crime but a way for a student and others to report incidents such as; bullying, harassment, drugs, theft and other criminal offenses listed below.
WeTip offers the caller complete anonymity utilizing live operators 24/7, including bilingual operators. Once a phone call or information is received through the internet it will be immediately conveyed to the officer within our police department who has been designated to receive the tip.
WeTip offers a variety of services along with a reward up to $1000 once the information has been verified and the information provided was helpful in the arrest and/or conviction. WeTip does not use a “phone app,” for reporting, for it will not provide anonymity. Therefore, WeTip uses a mobile tip form that allows the caller to remain anonymous.
WeTip provides the following:
- Offers complete and total anonymity, not just confidentiality.
- WeTip has live operators 24/7 with bilingual operators on every shift.
- WeTip takes tips on any type of crime including fraud, harassment, discrimination, bullying, theft, drugs, graffiti and vandalism, hit-n-run, homicide, arson, etc. Anything affecting students, employees or vendors can be relayed through WeTip.
- WeTip will send the crime tips to the designated GISD Police Officer.
- The caller is offered a reward of up to$1,000 per crime when the information leads to appropriate adjudication or conviction (funded by WeTip).
- In their 42 year history WeTip has never had a caller identified; either taking the crime tip or paying the cash reward.
Look for more information to come on the WeTip program, how it works and how you can assist the Galveston ISD Police Department in being the safest and most secure place for learning.
LeeRoy Amador, Chief of Police
LEEROY AMADOR CHIEF OF POLICE