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I mean you guys seem to have a lot of
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fun witness together absolutely it’s a
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blast to coordinate and then when we get
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here everyone has fun from the students
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to the teachers the principal’s the
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deputies we all come out and it’s just a
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blast and I would think that what you do
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in the schools every day was dared
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something like this really helps to kind
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of a night like this work you can they
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can have fun with you yes sir it also
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would not oliva it’s time for them to
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have fun with us it’s also time for them
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to be able to see us as just regular
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people
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yeah we’re not just always deputies on
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the go does it help you they you know
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like your your a t-shirt and you know
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you really are you’re not you know
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you’re not your deputy outfits really
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relate to us and we actually go into the
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schools on this day as well and we go
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sometimes dressed in our t-shirt just
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tell the kids hey we’re having a
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basketball game tonight let’s have fun
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amazing and they do it they see us as a
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real person they see us as a mom they
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see us
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you know a friend and boy the the gear
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program and what you’re able to do I
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mean I you see these kind of things and
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all the kind of what what you get in day
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out you just you think long-term what
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this meet what this means just changes
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people’s perceptions these kids
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perceptions I mean we’re teaching them
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to make good choices and healthy
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decisions and when we’re on the court
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we’re showing them that we’re doing the
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exact same thing when I guess that’s
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that’s important too for parents to
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really be involved don’t put it all on
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you yes it’s gotta be everybody yes sir
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we even have what we call Family Talk
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homework assignments that we send home
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with the students so that the parents
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are informed as to what we are talking
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about in class so that they can continue
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to talk about it at home thank you both
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for – there’s a lot of work goes into
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something like this I know you’re busy
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putting this together it’s a wonderful
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event to do right I know I mean I I see
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you at you know whether it’s dare day or
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in the in the schools and you’re really
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passionate about this stuff
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both my boys went through the DARE
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program and as long as I’m breathing
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I’ll keep teaching
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oh this is an incredible event it’s an
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annual event and it grows each year I
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can tell you the two ladies that you
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just interviewed Amanda and Tracy they
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do all they have you left and they do
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the work and they make it happen and
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it’s such a great outreach program it’s
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part of us building that community trust
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and engaging and just building those
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relationships which are very important
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having that trust with people and being
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familiar and and develop a relationships
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what it’s all about well the other thing
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and they touched on it this can’t be
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just as parents of saying well though
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the police are gonna handle this the
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Sheriff’s Office will handle this is
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this is something you all need to work
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on together to teach kids about what
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what you do oh absolutely it’s complete
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community collaboration working together
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it takes everyone in the community in
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order for us to be effective at what we
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do we have to have the community we have
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to have those relationships is very
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important and I just commend Amanda
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trace it for making this happen and the
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partnership with the schools I can’t
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tell you how great a relationship we
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have all of us come together it’s kind
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of team staffer working together to keep
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our community protected and safe and
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educating the children and making sure
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they know we’re here for them we want to
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be here we want them to feel loved we
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want them to feel the compassion we have
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for them to make sure that they have a
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great quality of life living here staff
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right now when there are the schools
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it’s very important for them for the
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children that attend the schools and for
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the folks working in in education that
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they feel protected and they have a
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environment a learning environment that
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is conducive to learning but they feel
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safe and it’s very important to us to
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make sure we do our part this gets
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bigger and bigger and better and better
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every year share absolutely absolutely
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you

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