HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On January 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Crime Stoppers of Houston (CSOH) will officially cut the ribbon and open the doors of the first Crime Stoppers’ headquarters anywhere in the world. After 36 years of exemplary service, this historical building will also become CSOH’s first permanent home. Approximately 150 of the state’s most prominent individuals including Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, foundations and corporations will gather at 3001 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 to celebrate The Dave Ward Building, Crime Stoppers of Houston. The facility was named in honor of Guinness World Record holder Dave Ward for his significant contributions to the organization.
The Impact of Crime Stoppers of Houston:
- Tip Line (713-222-TIPS): Working with law enforcement, has helped solve over 33,600 felony cases and arrest over 25,600 felony fugitives.
- The Community: In 2015, the Safe Community Program reached nearly three million Houstonians on crime prevention and public safety with focused initiatives on human trafficking, domestic violence, child and animal abuse, cyber safety and more. Crime Stoppers is also responsible for the recovery of $196,441,551.27 in stolen property, cash and narcotics.
- Students: Reaching students from pre-K through high school in over 28 Houston area districts, the Safe School Program is responsible for solving almost 2,000 school cases and removing almost 200 weapons from our children’s schools. The program just celebrated reaching its 1,000,000th student.
- Protecting Law Enforcement: The Fallen Hero Project was created in 2013 to protect and defend law enforcement. When an officer or firefighter is injured or killed in the line of duty and the suspect(s) remain at large, Crime Stoppers doubles its cash reward to $10,000. Over the last ten years, Crime Stoppers has solved over 150 felony crimes against law enforcement, including seven police killings – the most recent being the nationally known cases of fallen Officer Darren Goforth and injured Officer Ann Carrizales.
About this Historical Building:
Occupying an entire square block, the new facility is also Houston’s first Public Safety and Crime Prevention hub – housing centralized operations, staff, volunteers, law enforcement, programming and media outreach teams in a three-story 28,000-square-foot building.
The new HQ will expand the organization’s mission. The entire first floor was designed specifically to service the community at no charge, including access to a 2,500 square-foot multi-purpose community center, a victim’s family services room, a press conference room and media areas. The third floor will contain a highly secured setting where assigned law enforcement will answer the Tip Line.
Outside, a 12,800-square-foot Harris County Sheriff’s Officers Memorial Garden will be built to pay tribute to heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. A first-ever memorial of its kind for county officers will be meaningful and add to the revitalized Midtown Houston cityscape.
Visit www.crime-stoppers.org to learn more.