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Virginia Crime Stoppers Association, Inc This section is a power point presentation developed by Martin Shirilla of the VCSA Board and the Lancaster County Crime Solvers providing training for establishing a school Crime Stoppers program.
Crime Stoppers 102: Implementing a School Crime Line Program presented by The Virginia Crime Stoppers Association, Inc.
Today’s Trainer... Capt. Martin R. Shirilla Lancaster S.O Mary Ball Road Lancaster, VA (direct)
“Listen to me, please. Right now I’m large & in charge. Your turn comes later.” “It’s my job to talk and your job to listen.”
In Memory Charles W. “Charlie” Carneal April 15, June 9, 2005
Credits Det. Kevin Bacon Chesterfield-Colonial Heights C/S Det. Bob Manzione Virginia Beach C/S Mr. Fred Kern Peninsula Crime Line Lt. Marc Woolverton
Training Objectives Purpose of School Crime Line Applicable State Laws Documents & Reports Launching the SCL
“Who’s Who” in the SCL C/S board L.E.A. School Administration Students Parents Community Media
C/S Board Funding Volunteer Staffing
Law Enforcement Staffing Funding Training
School System Perception of crime Legal Issues Funding Role of the students Teacher-sponsor Training Support Need
Parents Perception of crime Ignorance of the student’s role $$$ Fear of retribution against student
Student Involvement Eager to be involved Need direction & supervision Explicit explanation of task & program limits Understanding of their role within & outside of the school community Fear of being labeled (narc, snitch, etc.) Fear of retribution
What Time Is It?... January 1 July 1 Labor Day Teacher Work Day Thanksgiving 8-4, 4-12, 12-8 Snow Closing...
Timing, Timing, Timing C/B Board Local Law Enforcement Agency School Administration
Sample Timetable Sept.-Oct. C/S business agenda Oct.-Nov. Discuss with LEA Jan. Contact School Principal Feb.- C/S Board follow-up plan March Set meeting date April Personal invitations May Informational meeting
Sample Timetable (cont.) June SCL committee meeting July School Board agenda August Preparation Parental information packs Presentations to students Seed money
Sample Timetable (cont.) Sept. Distribute information Sept-June Program, Program, Program!! July Annual Review Reports Updates
Details... Applicable State Law Making the Contact Informational Meeting Sample Documents SRO Involvement
(E) ,.2, The Dillon Rule
It’s My Party...
Invitation List School Administration C.L.E.O. SRO Media Neighboring programs with interest Guest Presenter (Anyone in this session!)
Making the Contact In Person Be Brief Ask for Consideration Yes! know the Magic Question
Informational Meeting Regular C/S Board Meeting Before Agenda No Immediate Decision Expected Follow-up appointment(s)
... Documents... C/S By-laws Memorandum of Agreement Memorandum of Agreement C/S & L.E.A. Memorandum of Agreement Memorandum of Agreement C/S, School Board & L.E.A.
... & Mandatory Reports Adult program: Current by-laws to school board annually School System: Distribution of School Crime Line Program Information to students and parents annually Statistical Reports: monthly to adult board
It’s Still a Puzzle!?!! C/S Board L.E.A. School Administration Students Parents Community
KISS: The C/S Board SCL committee $$$ Promo materials
KISS: L.E.A. Staffing Statistical Reports Interacts with Teacher-Sponsor Attend functions Liaison to SCL subcommittee School administration
KISS: School Admin Extracurricular activity Teacher-sponsor Meeting time and space Pre-approval of student fundraisers Fiduciary account
KISS: Students & Parents Extracurricular activity Enjoyable Challenging Rewarding Cost Time Safety
KISS: Local Community Financial support Volunteer staff Positive influence Reduction in juvenile crime Media access
Q & A
Practical Exercise You now have students at the school crime line meetings, which will last for one hour each week. Task #1: Agenda for the first meeting Task #2: Program ideas for next 3 meetings Task #3: Promo ideas for student body
Summary “Never give up.” - Sir Winston Churchill