Police and educators gathered Monday morning at Carroll High School to talk about the Campus Crime Stoppers program -- particularly, an app called Tip Submit.
It's one of the newest development for the Campus Crime Stoppers program. It is meant to make it easier for students report problems.
The app is available for both Apple and Android devices.
The Campus Crime Stoppers program has been used on Corpus Christi Independent School District campuses for quite some time, and police say it is more about school rules rather than those breaking the law off campus.
"The most common example I use is about a knife. The knife may not be illegal to have, but it's a violation of student code of conduct," said Senior Officer Kirk Stowers of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "We want the campuses to be safe, so we want those weapons to stay out of school. So, with that knife, although it's not illegal, if it results in the student getting disciplined, that tipster is eligible for a cash reward."
"The protection of anonymity helps," said Chief Kirby Warnke of the CCISD Police Department. "Some of them will tell teachers, but some of them aren't sure. So they can anonymously report this, and then we can follow up on it and take action."
According to officials, last year, the program resulted in 15 students who were disciplined, including three who were arrested by police, and more than $1,000 was handed out to tipsters on CCISD campuses.
Police expect another successful year.
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