Lafayette School Corporation distributes 20,000 WeTip flyers to students today

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Lafayette School Corporation will be handing out over 20,000 flyers today explaining how the new Tippecanoe County WeTip Crime Reporting Hotline works. The teachers will be sending home three flyers with each child. The Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s office is encouraging parents to visit their next-door neighbors with their children and deliver a WeTip flyer to them.

The model, based on one used in the Compton Unified School District, reduced school incidents by 90% during its first semester of implementation. The distribution process is meant to spark friendly communication between neighbors. The goal is to get out the word regarding the WeTip Hotline and how it works, however, it also encourages neighbors to introduce themselves and to start talking to each other.

“A large part of illegal activity can be stopped when neighbors watch out for each other. Getting to know your neighbor is the first step,” said Kathryn Redd, Project Safe Neighborhood/Gang Initiative Coordinator, Tippecanoe Prosecutor’s Office.

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