Crime Stoppers & D.A.R.E.
The Hallsville ISD Police Department is proud to be part of the Hallsville Independent School District Crime Stoppers and D.A.R.E Programs. These programs work hand in hand to support each other not only in fund raising efforts, but in mentoring our youth in making good decisions and positive choices.
Hallsville ISD D.A.R.E. is a drug abuse prevention education program designed to primarily equip elementary and middle school children with knowledge about drug abuse, the consequences of abuse, and skills for resisting peer pressure to experiment with drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The D.A.R.E. program is taught in over 75% of the nation’s school districts, creating a positive atmosphere for students to interact with uniformed law enforcement officers. This unique program uses uniformed law enforcement officers to teach a formal curriculum to students in a classroom setting.
The Hallsville D.A.R.E. Program is currently taught by Officer T.C. Livingston whose specialized training and experience has given him the background needed to answer sophisticated questions often posed by young students regarding drugs and crime. During instruction, a variety of activity oriented techniques are employed that involve students in class, cooperative-learning group discussions, and role playing exercise to improve their understanding of the program.
The Hallsville ISD Crime Stoppers, Inc. is guided by Officer Mack Fuller & Sgt. Greg Scott and mainly operates on the High School and Jr. High campuses, but extends to cover all campuses within the district. The program is a student engagement program designed to address juvenile related crimes, particularly criminal activity occurring in and around our district campuses. It is a joint effort between school Administration, students, staff, law enforcement and all of our surrounding communities to engage students to take active roles in keeping their schools and communities safe and free from the threat of violence, illegal drugs, weapons and other volatile activities. This program has been very successful in helping campuses curb violence, prevent the sale and abuse of drugs, and warn school officials and campus police about pending violence on the campuses and at school athletic events. Since 1978, campus-based Crime Stoppers programs have alerted police to 1,325 weapons in Texas schools.
The ultimate goal of the Hallsville ISD D.A.R.E. & Crime Stoppers Program is to help ensure a safer learning environment for all students within the district. These two programs join together so that the upper class members of the Crime Stoppers Program can work closely to serve as a positive role model for the youth involved in the D.A.R.E. Program. Both programs look forward to success, by being dedicated and devoted to safeguarding our future.
Hallsville ISD Crime Stoppers, Inc 903-668-5995
TIPS Hotline Monitored by Hallsville ISD Police Department 903-668-5995
Hallsville High School Office 903-668-5980