The students are the most vulnerable targets of criminality and the most perceptive of the existing problems in schools. More often than not, the students are the victims of the crimes committed by the professional criminals. Also, a significant number of our young children and youth were involved in the commission of crimes or committed misdemeanors and other forms of disciplinary infractions. Therefore, the students should take active involvement in the prevention of crimes commonly committed inside the school premises, such as littering, vandalism, extortion, gambling, alcoholism, smoking, substance abuse, fraternity wars, sexual harassment, homosexual activities, and prostitution. They should also be made aware of other crimes that may affect young people like human trafficking, threat of terrorism, cyber crimes and other forms of violence in the internet.

          One good way to reduce crimes in schools is the creation of a mechanism that will take charge of the maintenance and preservation of peace and order inside the campus. It is in this context that the Student Crime Prevention Committee (SCPC) was conceived as a means to maximize the students’ involvement in building a more crime prevention conscious citizenry. Its primary objective is to enjoin the students to develop their civic consciousness and harness their collective efforts in crime prevention and other social defense activities.

          The organization of SCPC in all schools nationwide shall be at the forefront of the Commission’s overall crime prevention campaign.