Image of a map Missouri with Polk County darkened in. Polk County Sheriff badge Polk County Sheriff's Office
     
Home History of the Sheriff's Office Press Releases Sex Offenders Most Wanted Contact Us
Services
Administration
Civil Process
Correctional Staff
Current News
D.A.R.E. Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Investigations
Patrol Division
Reserve Program
Support Staff
Crime Tip HOTline Submit via email
 
 

Phone:
(417) 777-9020
(24 hours):

Email
Map
Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8am - 4pm
 
     
D.A.R.E. Program

 


Det. Ken Minica 
 
Sgt. Abe Dickerson
 

Drug Abuse Resistance Education

The Polk County Sheriff's Office primary mission regarding the D.A.R.E. program is to provide elementary students in Polk County with the information and skills they need to live a drug and violence free life.

The mission is to equip young people with the decision making skills that will enable them to avoid negative influences. The Polk County Sheriff's Office wants them to focus on their strengths and potential.  This is what the D.A.R.E. program is designed to do.

It is important for the Sheriff's Office to establish positive relationships between law enforcement, students and schools. Every youngster should have the opportunity to grow up and make the choices that will help them to succeed in life. As the future of this great nation lies in the hands of our children we should make every effort to help them build on a foundation that will support the building of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

All six schools in Polk County have the D.A.R.E. program. The Polk County Sheriff's Office provides this in four of the six schools. Even in these tight economic times Sheriff Morrison has always made every effort to budget for the funding of this program in all four schools. The funding covers the cost of books, certificates, T-shirts, prizes and the deputy to instruct. The class lasts for 10 weeks. 

Halfway, Marion C. Early, Fair Play and Humansville are the four schools the Sheriff's Office provides with the program. Each year on average, about 150 students graduate the D.A.R.E. program from these four schools.

 
 
     Polk County Sheriff's Office | © 2019
     Polk County, Missouri
Web Hosting Provided by Brooks-Jeffrey Marketing, Inc.