TPSS, Crime Stoppers make videos to launch P3 app
PHOTO: Marcy Chauvin, Matelyn Titus, Donna Bliss, Mirah Robertson, Emilee King and Charley Vance
KENTWOOD, LA, June 23, 2020. The Tangipahoa Parish School System and Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa have partnered together to create the Student P3 videos ahead of the roll out of the Safe School Initiative this fall.
P3 is an app for students to report drugs or weapons on campus, student bullying and suicide thoughts. Crime Stoppers provides a separate juvenile hotline for the use of our students. School personnel and law enforcement are alerted to the tips and determine appropriate action to address the student issues.
The videos are instructional and informative, providing examples of use of the P3 app. Two videos are in the works, one directed by Charley Vance at Sumner Middle School and the other directed by Julie White at Hammond High Magnet School. The cast are TPSS students and Butch Lee with Vivid Video Productions is responsible for the filming and editing.
The creation of the videos came from Dr. Beth Moulds with TPSS.
Donna Bliss, Child Advocacy Services’ CASA recruiter and Crime Stoppers board member, attended the rehearsal of the video production at Sumner Middle School on Tuesday.
Crime Stoppers appreciates the support of the P3 initiative from Superintendent Melissa Stilley, Student Services Department and funding through Title IV program with assistance of Cecilia Lanier.
The Safe School Committee anticipates the videos will be available for viewing by the end of August.
For more information, please contact Michelle Gallo, executive director of Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa at 985-662-5557.