Juvenile Cases Offenders and Victims <ul><li>A juvenile case is one in which the victim or the offender is under the age of 17 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform Patrol Officers investigate and initiate arrests in most cases. </li></ul><ul><li>Two juvenile investigators conduct investigations in cases requiring a more advanced or involved approach. </li></ul>
D.A.R.E. & School Resource Unit <ul><li>The Griffin area school system is comprised of five elementary schools, one high school, and one alternative school. There are three members from the Griffin Police Department assigned to the school system as School Resource Officers. Two separate officers teach the Drug Awareness Resistance Education Program (D.A.R.E.). These officers try to reach the students at a young age to hopefully deter students from using or experimenting with any type of drug. This program seems to be successful because of the relationship between the students and the officers. </li></ul><ul><li>During 2006, Cpl. Willie Neal and Lt. Morris Pike taught D.A.R.E. in 30 classes to approximately 3,600 students. </li></ul><ul><li>During 2007, Cpl. Willie Neal and Lt. Morris Pike taught D.A.R.E. in 11 schools to 850 students. </li></ul><ul><li>They taught D.A.R.E. to 925 students in 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>During 2008, the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program was implemented in the middle schools. It is projected that 300 students will participate in 2009/2010. </li></ul>
ADAP <ul><li>The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program is taught once a month at the Police Department by Bryan Clanton to teenagers who did not receive the instruction in their public school health class. A completion certificate is required for all teenage drivers seeking a license. </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2006, 720 students have been taught by Clanton at the Police Department , Griffin Christian Academy, and Faith Christian Academy. Only 2 students have failed the course as of today. </li></ul><ul><li>It is taught the second Saturday of every month at the Police Department and whenever a request is made by schools. </li></ul>
GPD Explorers Law Enforcement Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who have completed the eighth grade and are 14 years of age, but have not yet reached their 21st birthday. Law Enforcement Explorer posts help youth to gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities. For young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement, Exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.