(BROWNSTOWN) – The Brownstown Police Department has a new D.A.R.E. officer.
Detective Jac Sanders recently completed training to become certified as an instructor for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.
The 10-week program aims to give children the life skills to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence. It includes a graduation ceremony.
The 48-year-old had to complete a two-week training program at Riverside Intermediate School in Fishers with 18 other officers, including Lt. Adam Nicholson with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
The training was about 10 and a half hours of daily classtime and an additional two to three hours of homework each evening. It included a lot of public speaking, lesson planning, written testing and more.
The Brownstown D.A.R.E. program relies on donations.
For information on how to donate, call the Brownstown Police Department at 812-358-2345.