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Welcome to the November Crime Stoppers Newsletter! This month our newsletter will cover the second One Safe Place Vaccine Clinic in partnership with THR, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an overview of future TikTok Challenges that we are keeping our eye on, our thanks to Veterans, and end with our Crime Stoppers Featured Story of the Month. We’re excited for a great November and a Happy Thanksgiving!
OSP Vaccine Clinic #2
This month One Safe Place will be hosting its second vaccine clinic in partnership with Texas Health Resources (THR)! This vaccine clinic is open to the public and they will provide a shot to anyone who is in the eligible age range for a Pfizer vaccine. Shots for those 5 to 11yrs old will NOT be available at this clinic.

The clinic will take place at One Safe Place (1100 Hemphill St., Fort Worth, TX 76104) on Tuesday, November 16th from 10:00am - 5:00pm each day. Appointments can be made by calling 1-855-318-7696. While pre-registering is recommended, it is NOT necessary. They will be providing the Pfizer vaccine ONLY.

As a program of One Safe Place, we are excited to promote this event to the community that we work in. We ask that you please put the word out about this clinic to those in your community in whatever way that you can. 

Please feel free to submit any general questions about this clinic to Julian Rangel (jrangel@onesafplace.org). Thank you!
Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
(Nov. 13th - 21st)
Next week (Nov. 13th-21st) is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! This is a week where people, communities, and organizations come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness.

In the United States, 42 million Americans are at risk of suffering from hunger and 549,000 are homeless on a typical night.1 There are nearly 4 million Texans who experience food insecurity and 27,000 who are homeless on any given night.2,3
Unfortunately, many people are forced to decide between paying for their food, their housing, or other critical expenses. It’s important to remember that homelessness is not a crime and that in fact those experiencing homelessness are actually less likely to perpetrate violent crime and are more likely to be victims of violent crime.4 

At Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County, we believe that every person deserves to live a life free of crime or the fear of crime, including those who are experiencing hunger and homelessness. We encourage you to check out the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week website to learn more about the HHW program initiative. We have provided resources below for more information on how to help those in your community who may be experiencing homelessness and/or going hungry. 

Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County is able to take tips on offenders and criminal activity occurring in the homeless community. Please contact us by calling 817-469-8477, going to www.469tips.com, or using our “CCS FFL” or “P3 Tips” mobile app.
Ways to Promote HHW:

  • Post about HHW on your social media.

  • Encourage others in your community to learn more about the H&H epidemic.

  • Brainstorm and plan an HHW event for next year.

  • Donate to and/or volunteer at a local food bank/food pantry that serves those in need of affordable food.

  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter.

  • Donate clothes and other appropriate material goods to homeless shelters.

  • If you’re able, donate monetary resources to local hunger and homelessness advocacy groups and shelters.

  • Advocate for policies and funding that helps lift people out of homelessness and food insecurity.

  • 249 West Thornhill Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76115
  • 817-534-0814 
  • infocatholiccharities@ccdofw.org

  • Provides multiple community-based programs including a community food pant
  • 8201 Calmont Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76116
  • 817-714-2835

  • 2400 Cypress St. Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • 817-632-7400

  • 2600 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
  • 817-857-7100

  • The Hope Team works in partnership with the Fort Worth Police Department, Fort Worth Fire Department, Paramedics, JPS Health Network, and MHMR to connect people to services and housing, and can also treat medical needs of unsheltered folks. Currently, the HOPE Team only covers the central Fort Worth area.
  • Lieutenant Amy Ladd: 682-215-8183
  • Officer Mike Kuzenka: 817-851-2520
Future TikTok Challenges
The impact of the “Devious Lick” challenge in September was felt across school districts in Tarrant County. Fortunately, this challenge has been addressed. However, there is a list circulating online and being watched by local police departments with future TikTok Challenges for each month through July. The months are as follows:

  • September: Vandalize a school bathroom
  • October: Smack a staff member
  • November: Kiss your friend’s girlfriend at school
  •  December: Deck the halls and show your b**** (show your private parts)
  • January: Jab a breast
  • February: Mess up school signs
  • March: Make a mess in the courtyard or cafeteria
  • April: Grab some eggz [sic] (another stealing challenge)
  • May: Ditch day
  • June: Flip off in the front office
  • July: Spray a neighbor’s fence

Most involve some form of theft, vandalism, or assault, all things that Campus Crime Stoppers is equipped to take anonymous tips on. While we hope that these challenges will not take hold like the “Devious Lick” challenge did, we want our community’s students and school personnel to know that Campus Crime Stoppers is here to help if these challenges arise on their campus. 
November Holidays
Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County honors all those who have served our country. Crime Stoppers is proud to be in partnership with many law enforcement personnel who are veterans themselves. Veterans are a core part of the Crime Stoppers workforce and their dedication to this program’s mission is unparalleled. Once again, THANK YOU to all our veterans today and every day. 
Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County is wishing our community a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving! Crime Stoppers is open 365 days/year, including Thanksgiving Day. If you have any information on a suspected criminal act or wanted fugitive, you can leave an anonymous tip by calling 817-469-8477, going to www.469tips.com, or using either the “CCS FFL” or “P3 Tips” mobile apps.
Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County's
Featured Story of the Month
Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County Wins Productivity Awards

We are proud to announce that once again, Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County won two awards at the Crime Stoppers State Conference this year! The two awards won were:

  • 2020 Productivity Award - Greatest Dollar Recovery, Population more than 1,000,000 from Office of the Governor, Texas Crime Stoppers Advisory Council
  • 2020 Productivity Award - Most Cases Cleared, Population more than 1,000,000 from Office of the Governor, Texas Crime Stoppers Advisory Council

These awards were in recognition of our 2020 numbers, a year where our stats took a hit due to the pandemic like many other organizations. This accomplishment shows that with the odds against us our team and our community continued to do their part in reducing crime and the fear of crime. For this award category, we were in competition with Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. It’s also important to note that these awards don’t mean we simply had more crime than these other cities; it means that our community and program have worked hard to address the crime that is happening. 

We have won the Greatest Dollar Recovery Award for the past 12 years (since 2008) and the Most Cases Cleared Award for the past 11 years (since 2009). It is because of our amazing call takers, program staff, board members, law enforcement coordinators, school personnel, and leadership at One Safe Place that we have been able to accomplish this achievement. 
Training, Contact Info, Print Material,
and Engagement Site
If you would like general program training for staff, please contact Rachel at rgilbert@onesafeplace.org.

If you have new contact information for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete the Campus Crime Stoppers/Friends for Life Contact Information Form by clicking here.

Print materials can be requested when filling out the contact information form, however, if more are needed a request can be made by emailing Julian at jrangel@onesafeplace.org. Items can be picked up at One Safe Place by appointment or delivered to your location as staffing allows.
SCHOOL PARTNERS!! Please visit our Awareness & Engagement Google Site!

Our various resources on this Google site can be utilized throughout the school year to engage your campus and help realize the full potential of the Campus Crime Stoppers and Friends for Life programs. 

The Awareness & Engagement Google Site includes our NEW & IMPROVED Campus Crime Stoppers Operational Manual that provides a guide on how Crime Stoppers operates, answers many of your general questions, and gives you various ways that you can increase awareness and engagement across your campus and/or district!

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If you know of any other individuals, teams, or organizations that would like to be a part of this newsletter please do not hesitate to have them contact either Rachel or Julian so that they can be added to the email list.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County and our various programs please feel free to reach out to us at any time and we will respond in a timely manner.

Best regards,

Rachel Gilbert
Director, Special Programs


Julian Rangel
Engagement and Outreach Specialist

1100 Hemphill Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
817-469-8477 | 469tips.com | "CCS FFL" & "P3Tips" mobile apps