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Collision Avoidance Training

A program proven to reduce your teen driver chances of being involved in a wreck of any severity level. Real-life driving simulations in a safe and controlled environment designed to mimic situations young drivers encounter daily on our roads. A program proven effective during the past eight years in reducing crashes, injuries and deaths involving teenage drivers. This twelve hour program is held over a two day period beginning Friday evenings from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. Saturday morning teens report to the driving range where they receive hands on, behind-the-wheel training in a one-on-one setting with certified instructors. The “Collision Avoidance Training” program is designed to equip your son or daughter with skills and specific techniques to help them survive today’s hectic driving environment.

For more information contact Officer Dustin Cox at 893-5815 extension 23855.

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What is T.E.A.M.? (Teen Education Alcohol Management)

T.E.A.M. is a cooperative effort between the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers and Special Enforcement Bureau in conjunction with Rutherford County Court system. Using a two-prong method consisting of enforcement and education will provide a positive impact in deterring teen alcohol consumption.

The Enforcement Team consists of SEB and SRO’s whose responsibilities will be to enforce laws pertaining to underage purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Additionally, the enforcement team conducts investigations into those businesses that are selling to minors and prosecutes offenders who violate the law.

During the Sheriff’s Office previous underage alcohol intervention efforts, a consistent and valid concern by the merchants was the failure to address attempts by juveniles to purchase alcohol. By incorporating Cops In Shops and Third Party interventions this issue is pursued. Cops In Shops allows the store owner to have an undercover officer posing as an employee to observe the underage consumer commit the purchase of alcohol. During this time surveillance teams will observe from a discreet location in attempt to intervene with Third Party purchasers.

T.E.A.M. is a positive concept that is both proactive and reactive. Deterring sales to minors and educating teens on the dangers and consequences of alcohol consumption. Implementing the T.E.A.M. concept using the twp-pronged method would allow us to work from both ends to meet in the middle with a positive successful outcome.

Operation Integrity

Operation Integrity is a highly structured intervention program for the Rutherford County youth who are exhibiting behavioral problems at home and/or at school or may be showing signs of drug use or experimentation. This is a performance-based program that emphasizes the values of personal accountability, team achievement and relationships, interpersonal skills, self-esteem, self-confidence, victim restitution, respect and empathy for others, and a positive work ethic. The camp is run one Saturday a month from 6:00am - 6:00pm, with additional follow-up sessions.

Requirements:

  • Age requirement: 12-16 years of age

  • No prior delinquent offense convictions

  • Less than three status convictions

  • An intake must be done prior to entering program to ensure appropriate placement

  • No prior suicide attempts or suicidal ideation

  • Parent/Guardian MUST attend parent component

  • $25 non-refundable registration fee

radKIDS®

is the national leader in children's safety, with headquarters based in South Dennis, Massachussetts. radKIDS® is brought to children and parents by the training and development of nationally certified instructors drawn from their own communities. By empowering a community with certified local instructors, the radKIDS® Personal Empowerment Safety Education package is not just a program but a true gift to the community.

radKIDS® Curriculum topics include:

  • Home, School and Vehicle Safety

  • Out and About Safety

  • Realistic Defense Against Abduction

  • Good-Bad-Uncomfortable Touch and more.

  • Stranger Tricks (including Physical Defense against Abduction)

  • Self-realization of personal power

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S.A.V.E.

S.A.V.E. is a student driven organization. Students learn about alternatives to violence and practice what they learn through school and community service projects. As they participate in SAVE activities, students learn crime prevention and conflict management skills and the virtues of good citizenship, civility, and nonviolence.

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