Atlanta Public Schools, in partnership with Crime Stoppers Atlanta, launched a new crime fighting program aimed at getting high school students and their parents involved in the crime-prevention effort. Campus Crime Stoppers was launched at a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Douglass High School. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner, Atlanta Board of Education Vice Chair Yolanda Johnson, Crime Stoppers Atlanta’s Miguel Sepulveda and Atlanta Police Foundation officials participated in the event.
The new program encourages students, parents, school-based faculty and staff to proactively report crimes and criminal activity to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta organization through the group’s Web site, by text message or by telephone. Tipsters have the option of remaining anonymous, and cash rewards are provided to those whose information leads to an arrest and indictment. News media representatives are invited to cover this event.