LCSO Introducing Improved DARE Program
The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is constantly reviewing concerns in reference to safety and influences within our schools. Our number one concern has always been the advancement and safety of every child. As a result, we have examined the new and revamped version of the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program.
“The program was not as effective as it should have been in the previous format. The challenges facing children are evolving. I feel that with the new curriculum and decision-making model, we can better educate these precious children,” said Sheriff Don Reynolds.
In an effort to help educate children and help them prosper to their greatest ability, we have made the decision to join other law enforcement agencies in South Carolina and go forward with this new and improved DARE initiative. We are working diligently with all school officials on not only reintroducing DARE this school year, but also a new firearms safety program geared towards K5 to 5th grade.
Sheriff Reynolds added, “We have to be proactive when it comes to the safety of our children. I hope that these students learn from the DARE and Gun Safety programs and they are better prepared for the situations they may encounter. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is committed to assisting the school district and we always stand ready to protect and serve.”
Pictured: Sergeant Patterson and Deputy Devost, who both certified DARE instructors.