Crime Stoppers | D.A.R.E.

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    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 fundraising efforts but in mentoring our youth in making good decisions and positive choices.

    HISD D.A.R.E.

    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 taught by officers whose specialized training and experience have given them the background needed to answer sophisticated questions often posed by young students regarding drugs and addiction. During instruction, a variety of activity-oriented techniques are employed that involve students in class, cooperative-learning group discussions, and role-playing exercises to improve their understanding of the program.


    The Hallsville ISD Crime Stoppers, Inc. is guided by Sgt. Jacob Trest & Chief Chris Miller and mainly operates at Hallsville High School and Hallsville Junior High campuses. The program extends to cover all campuses within the district, however. 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 the school administration, students, staff, law enforcement, and all of our communities to encourage students to take active roles in keeping their schools and communities safe and free from the threat of violence, illegal drugs, weapons, and other dangerous 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 nearly 2,000 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 positive role models 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.





    Contact us:

    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


  • Chris Miller

    Chris Miller
    Phone: 903-668-5990 ext. 2110

    Chris Miller is a veteran law enforcement officer with over 20 years of service. Chief Miller spent the first half of his career working in the Patrol Divisions of Titus and Franklin counties. During this time, Chief Miller spent eight years on the tactical team and reached the rank of Patrol Lieutenant. Chief Miller spent the second half of his career in the Investigations Division, investigating major crimes. Before securing his retirement, he transferred to the Gregg County District Attorney's Office. After leaving the DA’s Office in February of 2019, he took a position with HISD as a school resource officer. Chief Miller holds a Master Peace Officers License from the State of Texas. Chief Miller received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 1996 and a second degree in Criminal Justice in 1998.