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Students attending Geneva City Schools will soon participate in a new program designed to educate students on the dangers associated with drugs.

The Geneva Police Department is working toward reviving its D.A.R.E. Program, which is an education program that seeks to prevent use of drugs, membership in gangs, and violent behavior.

“This is a great program,” said Geneva Police Chief Tony Clemmons. “I have an officer who is scheduled to participate in the training for the program during the month of August. Once the officer becomes certified, we hope to have the program up and running by the end of August or the first of September.”

Bringing the D.A.R.E. Program back will benefit the students in more ways than one, Clemmons said.

“Our plans are to start this off as a part-time program visiting each school,” Clemmons said. “This puts an officer in the schools more. Plus, the other function of the D.A.R.E. instructor will include serving as a school resource officer. This is a part-time role, but as funding becomes available we hope to see the program grow allowing a stronger police presence in our schools.”

Following the school shootings last year, Clemmons increased officers’ presence in schools throughout the Geneva City School System.

“We work very closely with the school system and it is both of our goals to make sure the students and faculty or safe,” Clemmons said. “This year will be no different. We will have officers patrolling and visiting inside the schools off and on each day. We don’t assign times for school patrols; I want it done spontaneously, so no routine is established.”

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