Since 1989, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has been a strong advocate of the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program. Our DARE Officers teach the program in 21 schools in Kenosha County with nearly 1,000 fifth-grade students graduating from DARE each year.
DARE teaches the kids of our community to make safe and responsible decisions and encourages them to live a life without illegal drugs, tobacco or underage alcohol use. Additionally, DARE establishes positive relationships between students, parents, teachers and law enforcement.
Deputy Friendly Program
The Deputy Friendly Program has been a part of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department since 1938. Deputy Friendly visits schools in Somers, Pleasant Prairie and all 4K-8 schools west of I-94 in Kenosha County.
Deputy Casey Rude is our current Deputy Friendly. He visits children in the classroom or at school assemblies to help raise awareness for safety. Deputy Friendly works closely with school Administrators, Principals and teachers to teach programs such as School Bus Safety, Stranger Awareness, Seat-belt Safety, Bike Safety, No Bullying Program, Internet Safety and other safety programs.