Submitted by Deputy Cocha Heyden, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Announces its Newest Vehicle to the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, The Y.E.S.S. (Youth Education and Safety in Schools) car
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce its newest vehicle to the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, the Y.E.S.S. (Youth Education and Safety in Schools) program car. Utilizing drug asset seizure funds (at no tax expense to the citizens of Douglas County), the Office acquired a 2008 Chevrolet HHR that has been graphically enhanced to display and promote the newly created Youth Education and Safety in Schools program that will kick off in August for the 2009/2010 school year.
The Y.E.S.S. program, a collaborative effort between the Douglas County School District, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Castle Rock and Parker Police departments demonstrate our continued commitment to the youth of Douglas County and the importance of positive learning experiences in the lives of our youth.
The Youth Education and Safety in Schools features many programs for our youth to include Text A Tip, a program in our High Schools that allows students to text the Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County Schools, safety and security concerns regarding their schools. Also starting in August of this year, the Y.E.S.S. program will focus on our middle schools by offering innovative class presentations instructed by Officers and teachers covering topic areas such as Internet/Cyber Safety, Peer pressure, bullying, drug and alcohol resistance, and teen suicide prevention. Due to the ongoing effort of law enforcement and the schools, all Douglas County middle school students will be able to participate.
Sheriff Weaver, the Sheriff’s Office, the Douglas County School District, and the Castle Rock and Parker Police Departments understand the importance of investing in the youth of our community. Equipping our youth with additional knowledge and resources will only assist them in making positive life choices, resulting in a safer and stronger community.
For additional information on the Youth Education and Safety in Schools program, please visit our website at www.dcsheriff.net