Did you know that DPD has a lot of programs and information mostly at schools, preschools, daycares, afterschool, through campaigns, public announcements, and presentations? Check them out!
D.A.R.E. Students receive lessons on how to act in front of high-risk situations, low-gain choices and how to resist peer pressure and other influences related to tobacco smoking, tobacco advertising, drug abuse, inhalants, vaping, e-cigarettes, alcohol consumption and more.
Police Explorer: Provides career training in the law enforcement area, social outdoor activities such as camps, sports, out-of-state trips, community service, leadership training, and training for personal fitness.
Youth Citizen Police Academy: Increase understanding through education and interaction with members of the DPD.
Kapow: Introduces young students to work-related concepts and experiences that can be continually reinforced throughout the student’s formative years.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Program: Match police officer with at-risk-youth in the community in an effort to change their lives for the better.
Parks & Police 4 Kids: Students at-risk are provided with educational support mentoring by a police officer. They play sports and games.
Also, DPD runs Annual Police Explorer Canned Food Drive, Annual Toy Drive, Halloween Safety Fair, Child Safety Fair, National Night Out, Career Day & Officer Friendly Presentations, Bike to School, Peddle with Police, Chief for the Day, Anti-Bullying Presentations, and D.U.I. Presentations.
Source: Lieutenant Daniel Muñecas