To provide security for county high schools and middle schools, and to provide drug and child-abuse
education programs to school children of selected grade levels.
School Based Programs - School Resource Officers, D.A.R.E., C.A.R.E., and Junior Sheriff's Academy.
C.A.R.E., founded in Randolph County in 1992, stands for Child Abuse
Reduction Effort. Specially trained, uniformed law enforcement officers
teach the 16-week program. Through C.A.R.E. second grade students,
their teachers and parents all learn to identify what abuse is. The
curriculum is well designed and expertly taught.
All involved support C.A.R.E.! Principals, teachers, students, parents,
grandparents, and law enforcement officers---all believe in C.A.R.E.
The bond of trust that develops between the C.A.R.E. Officers and students
is phenomenal, it is the key to C.A.R.E. effectiveness. Children learn
from skilled, caring experts in an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
This program has proven to really work. According to the statistics from
the North Carolina Department of Human Resources, Division of Social Services
and Randolph County Department of Social Services, child abuse dropped three
Second grade students really love C.A.R.E., not just because of the teaching
materials, such as drawing, coloring, playing games, singing songs or even
Carey the puppet, but because of the sincere concern of the C.A.R.E. Officer.
It was once said….
“It is better to
build a child than repair a broken man or woman.”
The enthusiasm of students, parents, teachers, and principals is equaled
if not exceeded by that of the C.A.R.E. Officer. In training, they
are challenged to professionalism, commitment to C.A.R.E. and a commitment
to young people. As C.A.R.E. Officers, they not only believe in it,
they live it.
believe and hope that the C.A.R.E. program can be a learning tool to teach
children about child abuse. This program promotes wellness and safety
through several teaching strategies. It gives the child the means
to recognize what abuse is, it lets the child know that they have a right
to feel safe at all times and gives the child a network of trusted adults
to tell if abuse does occur. The program is also used as a deterrent
to any possible abuser because they are aware that the child has gained
the knowledge through C.A.R.E. to help protect themselves."
Former Sheriff Litchard D. Hurley, Founder
Since 1987, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has been
to provide this valuable course of instruction to all Randolph County
Fifth grade students. Project D.A.R.E. is a cooperative
between the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the Randolph
County Board of Education. Project D.A.R.E. is a program
to teach the students how to “SAY
NO” to illegal drugs and pressures placed upon
them by peers, based upon reason rather than internal and external
Project D.A.R.E. teaches the children how to weigh negative and
positive consequences, how to build good self-esteem, recognize and
deal with peer type pressures and much more. These are all
important factors that the child will face in the upcoming years that
will surely have an influence on his or her life. We must not
lose sight of our younger generation. As the saying goes,
“Our young people of today will be our leaders of
tomorrow.” Let us join together and afford them the
opportunity they need to live in a drug free society. This is
project D.A.R.E. Thank you for your support.
We are looking for students between the ages of 13 and 15 years old, who have an interest in law enforcement. Experience traffic stops, crime scene investigation and basic law enforcement training with the Junior Sheriff's Academy this summer!
You must reside in Randolph County to attend.
See your School Resource Officer to sign up today!
Sheriff Reid talking to class
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
School Resource Officers provide security for all High School and Middle Schools. They are there to keep order and to help students with other problems that they might encounter.