Sheriff Mike Evans is proud to announce the graduation of three deputies from the latest D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class. On September 28th, 2018 Deputy First Class William Durner, Deputy Kamrhen Parks, and Deputy Joseph Ward graduated the course hosted by the Maryland Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville, Maryland.
This course is designed for the sworn, certified, and experienced officer who is to be assigned as a D.A.R.E. Officer in his/her community’s school system. These deputies underwent the rigorous 80-hour training course conducted by mentors with many years of experience in the classroom, as well as university-level educators. This course is a mandatory requirement for any department that wishes to use the D.A.R.E. curriculum in the local schools. The topics covered included: facilitation skills, collaborative learning, classroom management, drug situations and substance abuse, stages of adolescent dependency, school violence/bullying, youth culture/youth gangs, media training, officer/school relations, science based programming, working with classroom teacher, and P.I.E. (prevention, intervention, enforcement problem solving).
Sheriff Mike Evans remains a supporter of the D.A.R.E. program in Calvert County and will continue to provide resources to that end. Anyone with any questions about the D.A.R.E. program please feel free to contact Deputy First Class Mark Robshaw at 410-535-2800 or Mark.Robshaw@calvertcountymd.gov.