Basic Crime Stoppers Course - August 16-17, 2021

August 16-17, 2021 

The Governor's Texas Crime Stoppers Office invites you to attend the Spring Basic Crime Stoppers Course to be held in Fredericksburg, Texas, hosted by Gillespie County Crime Stoppers.

The Basic Crime Stoppers Course will provide sixteen training hours fulfilling the training requirement for organization certification from the Texas Crime Stoppers Council. It also provides 16-hours towards TCOLE and CPE credit. To receive 16-hours of training credit from the Office of the Governor, in-person attendance is required.

Note: To receive the 16-hour training credit, attendees must successfully complete all course requirements, attend all sessions in person, and return all completed course forms. Organizations must also be current on submitting the Annual Board Information Update Form and Statistical Report(s). (


Training Location:

Inn on Barons Creek

308 S. Washington St.

Fredericksburg, TX 78624

(830) 990-9202

*Hotel block closes July 16, 2021 so don’t delay making your hotel reservations!


Hotel Reservations:

Attendees are responsible for making reservations and paying for lodging and travel expenses. To make a reservation, please contact the hotel directly and ask for the "Texas Crime Stoppers" room block to receive the group rate of $96 per night, plus tax for [double/king].

Travel Stipend:

A $500 training stipend will be provided to Certified Crime Stoppers organizations to assist with coordinator, board member, and executive director travel expenses to attend this Basic Crime Stoppers Course. To receive the stipend, attendees must successfully complete the training course and submit all required training documents provided during the training. Attendees will receive a reimbursement form to list travel expenses (receipts are required to be submitted with the form). 

Limit one stipend per certified organization. Stipend reimbursement will not exceed $500 per program. Travel expenses must adhere to state rate guidelines with reimbursement occurring after the training. For further questions, contact Theresa Gibbons at or the state office at


REGISTRATION FEE: There is no registration fee for the Basic Crime Stoppers Course.

Seating is Limited: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating is very limited and course registration is not a guarantee for attendance. Final registration confirmation will be sent to attendees by Texas Crime Stoppers Staff. 

COVID-19 Requirements and Checklist

All attendees are required to bring and wear a face mask to the training event, no exceptions. Tables and chairs will be spaced accordingly to observe safety measures to protect attendees and trainers. When seated at your table, masks are not required, however when not seated attendees must wear face masks.

Prior to attending the training, self-screen for any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms below, please do not attend the training.

* Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees fahrenheit 

* Cough 

* Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 

* Chills 

* Repeated shaking with chills 

* Muscle pain 

* Sore throat 

* Loss of taste or smell 

* Diarrhea 

* Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19


We appreciate your cooperation with COVID-19 safety measures and keeping the Crime Stoppers Family safe!



The agenda includes topics such as: Crime Stoppers History & Overview, Operating Your Program During a Crisis & Pivoting During COVID-19 (Part I & Part II), Tips & Rewards, Operational Guidelines & Governance, Taxes 101: Federal and State Taxes for Non-Profits, Campus Crime Stoppers Programs, Organizational Fund Management & State Reporting, and Fundraising. 

Day 1

8:00AM - Welcome

8:30AM - Crime Stoppers History, Overview & Operational Guidelines

9:30AM - Operating in a Crisis - Pivoting During COVID-19 Part I

11:30AM - Lunch

12:30PM - Operating in a Crisis - Pivoting During COVID-19 Part II

2:30PM - Taxes 101: Federal and State Taxes for Non-Profits

4:30PM - Review Day 1: Questions and Answers

5:00PM - Adjourn


Day 2

8:00AM - Operational Guidelines and Governance

9:30AM - Texas Crime Stoppers Tips and Rewards

11:30AM - Lunch

12:30PM Campus Crime Stoppers Programs

2:00PM - Texas Crime Stoppers: Fund Management and Reporting Requirements

3:00PM - Fundraising

4:30PM - Summation, Post-Test, Evaluation

5:00PM - Adjourn

Attendee Registration Information

Title/Role with Crime Stoppers: *

TCOLE: Officers Only