Police Kids and Youth Education Programs

Drug Abuse Resistance Education: D.A.R.E.

 216.623.3328 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - website

This program, offered to 5 th graders, is presented by uniformed Police Officers in all CMSD and several parochial elementary schools. Approximately 1600 Cleveland children attend D.A.R.E. classes annually. This series of classroom lessons teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program

216.623.5080 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

Cleveland Police Officers present a video and teach elementary school age students about the dangers of firearms and what to do if they find a gun.

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

216.623.3330 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - website

This program for 4th and 7th graders covers topics such as resisting peer pressure, resolving conflicts, and understanding the impact of gangs and gang violence.

GREAT is taught in all Cleveland Metropolitan Schools and several parochial middle schools, with approximately 1600 students attending classes annually.

Seat Belt Safety/Bicycle Safety

216.623.5080 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

Police Officers present a video of crash-test dummies “Vince and Larry” to teach third grade students about the importance of wearing seat belts and bicycle helmets.

Law Enforcement Explorer Program

216.623.3324 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - website

This cooperative effort with the Boy Scouts of America is directed towards young men and women who have completed the eight grade, are at least 14 years old (but under 21), and are interested in law enforcement careers.

Exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.

What To Do When You are Stopped by The Police

216.623.5080 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

This program includes a seminar that addresses police-resident interaction and is geared primarily towards young adults.

Child Accident Prevention Program (CAPP)

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216.623.5080 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

This program for children aged 4-7 teaches traffic and home safety tips including calling 911, fire safety, and poison, bicycle and pedestrian safety. Cleveland Recreation Centers offer the program during the summer.