San Diego Unified School Police Launch Student PSA Video Contest and Unveil Student Speaking Out Awareness Vehicle

Posted: Thursday, October 10th 2019

School Police Chief Marquez unveils Students Speaking Out awareness vehicle

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Unified School District's Police Services Department will kick off a contest Wednesday allowing students to create and submit a public service announcement about reporting crime.

The department partners with other school districts, law enforcement agencies and San Diego County Crime Stoppers to oversee the "Students Speaking Out" program, which encourages students to help keep schools safer by contacting law enforcement when they see suspicious or criminal activity. The program serves some 180,000 students in the city

Students will have until midnight Jan. 31 to create a 30-second video and submit it to the contest, which is being sponsored by Hollandia Dairy, San Diego County Credit Union and Cox Communications. Students can submit videos to the contest by emailing Katherine Aud with the district at

The department is scheduled to announce the contest during an assembly Wednesday morning at Scripps Ranch High School to celebrate the program's 20th anniversary. The department will also unveil the Students Speaking Out mobile vehicle during the event.

– City News Service

Students Speaking Out, is a partnership between school districts, law enforcement agencies, and Crime Stoppers.  The program serves 180,000 students, with Crime Stoppers depending on the commitment of schools to effectively implement the program.  Through partnership and communication, the program can help to make schools safer by “Keeping kids safer one tip at a time.”

The San Diego Unified Police Services Department, in collaboration with the Integrated Youth Services Division, is holding a Public Service Announcement Video campaign. Students have until Jan. 31 to create a 30-second PSA video and enter it into the contest. The goal of this campaign is to encourage and empower each student to report suspicious and/or criminal activities happening on our school campuses to law enforcement, school staff, anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers or by using the Crime Stoppers P3 App. Past  videos can be viewed at:

Call to Action:


Students Speaking Out (English)


Students Speaking Out (Spanish)


Video Submission:Videos must be submitted before midnight (12:00AM PST) January 31, 2020 via email to Katherine Aud


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