The UNT Police have decided to team up with The Children’s Advocacy Center for North Texas in their Over the Edge Challenge. One police officer will rappel over a 6-story building! Help the UNT Police by donating to reach their goal of $1,000 and you’ll get to see one of the three officers go “over the edge” in a livestream on our Facebook page!
The Children's Advocacy Center for North Texas empowers child abuse victims, their families and our community through education, healing, and justice. Supporting the center’s mission helps them coordinate investigations of child abuse and provide therapy, family assistance and abuse prevention education in the community at no charge.
Child abuse and sexual abuse occur every day, posing traumatic effects to children and families. In 2021, the center saw more child abuse victims than they have ever had before – 1,500 of them – so it’s now more important than ever to help support these children.
The officers chosen to represent their respective units for the UNT Police Department are:
Lt. Clair Barnes (Criminal Investigations): Lt. Barnes has been with the UNT Police Department for 2 years. He became a UNT police officer because he felt a connection to the community and wanted to be part of a university agency, which offered a unique niche in the field of policing. Previously a Texas Ranger, he worked with the Children’s Advocacy Center and noted that they are exceptional people doing exceptional work to assist the most vulnerable victims.
Sgt. Nick Brauchle (Field Services and K9): Sgt. Brauchle has been with the UNT Police Department for 8 years. He became a UNT police officer because of the tight-knit and family-like feel of the department, as well as the ability to develop a closer relationship with the community he is serving here at UNT. He knows the Children’s Advocacy Center does important work for families and children and it’s important to help them raise funds because, as a non-profit, they rely on the community’s support.
Cpl. David Causey (Support Services; Community Relations): Cpl. Causey has been with the UNT Police Department for 10 years. Originally a graduate of UNT’s Retail Merchandising program, he became a UNT police officer because he wanted to give back to the community that did so much for him. He wants to bring awareness to the Children’s Advocacy Center’s important mission.
When donating please state which officer you want to pick to go "Over the Edge" in the notes section of the donation.