WHEREAS, Members of Texas Crime Stoppers are gathering in
  Austin on February 23, 2015, to participate in Crime Stoppers Day
  at the State Capitol; and
         WHEREAS, In response to a soaring crime rate in 1981, the
  Texas Crime Stoppers Council was established to advise the
  governor on Crime Stoppers operations; Texas Crime Stoppers
  provides resources, training, and certification to local
  programs, and it administers grants from the state-appropriated
  Crime Stoppers Assistance Fund; moreover, it engages the public
  to increase awareness and protect communities from crime; and
         WHEREAS, Today, there are more than 150 certified
  community and campus Crime Stoppers programs in Texas; their
  members work tirelessly to ensure the safety of communities and
  schools, and since 1981, these efforts have helped bring in more
  than 1.4 million tips from anonymous citizens, resulting in the
  arrests of over 200,000 suspects and the recovery of more than
  $1.4 billion in property and narcotics; and
         WHEREAS, Through their unyielding commitment to public
  safety, the members of Texas Crime Stoppers have made a lasting,
  positive difference in their communities and beyond, and it is
  indeed fitting to recognize their accomplishments at this time;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 84th
  Legislature, hereby recognize February 23, 2015, as Crime
  Stoppers Day at the State Capitol and extend to all those
  participating sincere best wishes for a memorable and enjoyable
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 23, 2015.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate