All SIA member school districts have access to the crime reporting service of WeTip at no additional charge. Students, staff and community can call WeTip to report any information on crimes committed against our schools.
Students are often afraid to report crime information because they fear reprisal from the person they are reporting. WeTip gives students and their families an opportunity to give information without fear.
WeTip is also a preventative tool. Potential criminals may think twice about committing a crime on campus if they think they are being watched and could be reported.
How does it work?
When you call the WeTip hotline, the first words you will hear from the operator will be, "This is the WeTip crime line, please do not give your name." The operator will then ask a series of questions, designed by law enforcement, to obtain the maximum amount of information about the reported crime.
WeTip information is then conveyed to the appropriate law enforcement, fire or school designated contacts.
Rewards may be available
After the information is taken, if the informant requests a reward, a code name and number are assigned to the informant. Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are given upon verified reports from law enforcement that WeTip information was received prior to arrest and that the information was helpful in the arrest and conviction. The reward drop is made at a designated postal location, using the assigned code names and case numbers. No personal contact is ever made with the informant.
Free materials are available to our members to promote the program on your campus and to your staff, students and community. To request materials, contact your WeTip liaison, SIA or download & submit a WeTip order form.
Posters - WeTip offers a wide variety of posters to inform your staff, students and visitors of the hotline number.
Magnets - These refrigerator magnets are a useful tool when visiting campus neighbors and enlisting their help in watching your school.
Wallet Cards - These wallet cards are a discreet way for your students to carry the WeTip hotline number with them. When they have information about a crime on campus, they will have the number to call the hotline.
When a Crime Occurs
If a crime occurs on your campus, WeTip can create an incident specific flyer that can be posted around your site, distributed to your neighbors, sent home with students or emailed to staff and the media. Use your imagination to get the word out to anyone who can help.
WeTip takes information for crimes of:
- Child Abuse
- Workers Compensation fraud
- Sexual Harassment
For more information, please contact Prevention Services.