Crime Stoppers give mouse pads to school computer labs

Brian Langfitt, publicity chair of Crime Stoppers of Mesa County, addresses parents and staff at a meeting concerning student safety at Central High School Tuesday evening.



Crime Stoppers of Mesa County presented School District 51 with 2,000 computer mouse pads to be used in the middle and high school computer labs at a meeting at Central High School Tuesday evening.

The mouse pads are stamped with the new “Text a Tip” logo to remind students that if they overhear or are told about a crime, they can use their phones to anonymously report suspicious behavior and help stop criminal activity.

“We have this system in place because kids use texting primarily,” said Brian Langfitt, publicity chair of Crime Stoppers of Mesa County. “We just thought having these (mouse pads) in sight would reinforce that this program is out there.”

The pads were given at a meeting of students, staff and administrators who were discussing Central High School’s safety procedures. Lock-down protocol, dress codes and other rules that are in place to ensure the safety of the high school students were discussed.

“Some parents had some good questions and our texting and Internet tip lines are just another way for us to be proactive in the school,” Langfitt said.

Another 500 mouse pads were printed with the intent to distribute them throughout the community as a reminder of the texting program.

To text in a tip use code Tip 729 to CRIMES (274637). An auto-reply will be received with unique Tip indentification number. Type the word STOP to terminate the call.

Tips can also be left online at http://www.241stop.com or by calling 241-STOP (7867).


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