Rutherford County offices will be closed on Monday, January 16 for
Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.