Tribal communities throughout the nation have seen an increase in crime, fraud, drug activity, domestic violence, human trafficking, gang related activity and school violence. Tribal members and visitors are afraid to report crime because they fear reprisal and retaliation from the person that they are turning in. WeTip provides a comprehensive program for Tribes and Reservations. A three-phase program will include
1)Education involving Tribal security, school security, community health, and the dangers involved in drug and gang activity and the ripple affect which includes domestic violence, drug endangered children, threats, violence, property destruction, elder abuse, truancy and underage drinking. WeTip will also be utilized by visitors to the reservation casino who witness or have information about illegal activity on or around the reservation including, fraud, robbery, burglary, malicious mischief, threats, violence and drug activity. WeTip will provide brochures, stickers, flyers, posters, magnets and parking lot signs, all designed to reinforce the anonymity of this program along with maintaining a visual presence of the hotline telephone number 855-4-THE REZ.
2)Taking anonymous tips from informants regarding crime and suspicious activity will include professional bi-lingual tip operators staffing the phones 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Rewards are offered and paid through WeTip's anonymous and unique reward payment system of up to $1,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction.
3) Quantitative results showing queried tip information, arrests and conviction statistics, including tracking the impact of the program will be reported to the designated law enforcement agencies as directed by the designated Law Enforcement administrator.Incident rates have been reduced up to 41% in some cases.
The WeTip 855-4-THE REZ hotline as a safety tool for members and guests on the reservation. WeTip also includes train the trainer education for tribal police to utilize WeTip as effectively as possible. WeTip provides literature to community residents to identify and report suspicious and dangerous activity on the reservation. WeTip trains and facilitates implementation programs focusing on drug awareness, gangs, bullying, vandalism and domestic violence.