Ricebirds Care Hotline

578-TIPS

578-8477

Ricebirds Care: A Safe Schools Program

Mission Statement

To solve and prevent crimes and/or threats, bullying, possession of weapons, vandalism, possession of drugs,

fighting or gang activity which has already occurred, is in the process of occurring, or may occur in the future

on El Campo School campuses, school buses, and at school events.

What We Do

Ricebirds Care is a Safe Schools Program to encourage reports about threats, weapons, drugs, bullying,

fighting, gang activity, and other planned school crimes on school campuses. School Resource Officers and

school staff will educate students about responsible reporting of criminal activity to 578-8477.

Our Purpose

Ricebirds Care operates 578-8477, a telephone tip line. Information about criminal activity is received and

transferred to campus administrators or school resource officers for immediate action. Callers are promised

anonymity and cash rewards in exchange for their accurate crime tips. Ricebirds Care provides a safe forum for

students to report crime in their schools or neighborhoods without the fear of retaliation.

You Can Make a Difference in Your School!

If you give valid information on guns, knives, other weapons, drugs, bullying, fighting, arson, or gang activity,

you could be eligible for a cash reward if your tip leads to stopping a crime or arrest.

Students who step forward with anonymous tips leading to arrests will be eligible for cash awards through the

program.

School and police officials agree that most students want to do the right thing to keep their schools and

neighborhoods safe but sometimes fear reprisals. Ricebirds Care Program offers the safety of complete

anonymity while promoting responsibility and allowing students to take action against victimization and crime.

When to Call

 Maybe you overhear someone bragging about having committed a crime or having drugs.

 Maybe you know someone who is bullying classmates or picking fights.

Or maybe you just see something that doesn't look right. A strange car. A person acting sneaky.

Someone with a gun or knife.

What Happens When I Call

Report the crime or concern. The operator will give you a number. Write this number down and do not share

it with anyone other than your parents. The following Wednesday, make a visit to the NewFirst National Bank

Drive-Thru Branch. Give the teller the number you received from the operator; if your report was viable you

will receive payment.

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