Basic Crime Stoppers Course


April 3 - 4, 2023

The Governor's Texas Crime Stoppers Office invites you to attend the spring Basic Crime Stoppers Course to be held in Galveston, Texas, hosted by Galveston 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:

Sea Star Base Galveston 

7509 Broadway St. 

Galveston, TX 77554


Hotel Reservations:

Attendees are responsible for making their own travel accommodations and paying for lodging and travel expenses. You can book your room by using the hotel links provided below. We encourage you to book your hotel stay as soon as possible before the room block is full. 

SpringHill Suites Galveston Island

6303 Broadway St.

Galveston, Texas 77551


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*Hotel block closes Monday, March 20, 2023 so don’t delay making your hotel reservations!


La Quinta Inn & Suites

1002 63rd St. 

Galveston, Texas 77551


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*Hotel block closes Monday, March 13, 2023 so don’t delay making your hotel reservations!


Travel Stipend:

A 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 up to $250. 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 per year. Stipend reimbursement will not exceed $250 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.


Training Agenda

Day 1

8:00AM - Welcome

8:30AM - Crime Stoppers History and Overview 

9:30AM - Understanding the ABC's of Bylaws

11:00AM - Operational Guidelines and Governance

12:30PM - Lunch on your own

1:30PM - Fund Management and Reporting 

3:00PM - Coordinators Roles and Responsibilites 

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

5:00PM - Adjourn


Day 2

8:00AM - Texas Crime Stoppers Tips and Rewards

9:30AM - Fundraising  

11:30AM - Lunch on your own

12:30PM - Campus Crime Stoppers Programs

2:000PM - Board of Directors Roles & Responsibilities

3:30PM - Creating Multimedia

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

5:00PM - Adjourn

*To receive TCOLE credit you must sign in at the beginning of each day, attend the full 16 hours, complete the training attendance form, pre and post tests, and all conference evaluations. 


Attendee Registration Information

Title/Role with Crime Stoppers: *

TCOLE: Officers Only