Safe2Tell Colorado’s tip reporting process is simple. Safe2Tell Colorado provides students, parents, and community members a safe way to report information about any issues that concern their safety or the safety of others.
- State law ((C.R.S. Section 24-31-601 et seq.) guarantees the anonymity of every caller.
- Anonymity is guaranteed by law; there is no caller id and callers’ names are not asked.
- Safe2Tell Colorado is available to all Colorado schools, students, teachers, and parents.
- Reports can be made to Safe2Tell Colorado by calling 1-877-542-SAFE (7233).
- Reports can be submitted through the Safe2Tell Colorado’s website by clicking Submit a Tip.
- Tips may be submitted using a smartphone through the Safe2Tell Colorado mobile app (app available on Apple Store or Google Play).
- Calls to Safe2Tell Colorado are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by trained Colorado State Patrol Dispatchers.
- A trained communications officer collects information for the report and assigns a tip number to the reporting party.
- Every tip submitted to Safe2Tell Colorado is thoroughly investigated once given to the appropriate school and/or law enforcement agency.
Safe2Tell Colorado serves as a conduit for the information received, sending it directly to the school and/or law enforcement for local investigation and/or intervention.
- Safe2Tell Colorado uses a unique and highly sophisticated database program that allows for two-way dialogue between the reporting party and the answering point.
- All information is encrypted, allowing for complete anonymity.
- Web reporting and mobile app options allow reporting parties to upload photos and social media posts, which aid law enforcement in conducting thorough investigations.
- The sophistication of the Safe2Tell Colorado database system is ever-evolving and helps identify trends of violence in schools and communities.
Students know, long before adults do, what’s occurring in their schools and in communities – including fighting and bullying, substance abuse, dangerous and concerning behaviors, threats, depressions, suicide, and self-injury: either witnessed in-person or online. Youth violence, according to the Surgeon General’s Report on Youth Violence, is a highly visible problem that affects all segments of our society. Because of its impact on victims, their friends and family, and society at large, youth violence has been designated a public health concern, thereby emphasizing the need for coordinated prevention efforts. Communities now focus on collaborative prevention efforts with support from multiple systems: justice, education, health, mental health, and human services. Safe2Tell Colorado provides a unique bridge between these agencies and the youth who need help to avert an act of violence or injury.
In order to break the code of silence, the Safe2Tell solution works to improve the culture and climate of schools. A vital component of the prevention model is conducting intentional conversations that empower students to speak up without fear of retaliation, embarrassment or labeling. Safe2Tell Colorado provides the promise of hope and help.