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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention

Juvenile Crime Prevention Programs

D.A.R.E. Program

Drug Abuse Resistance Education programs teach children resistance techniques to avoid the pressures of drug use and other negative behaviors. D.A.R.E. programs are taught in all public and parochial schools in Addison. For more information on D.A.R.E., visit their website.

G.R.E.A.T. Program
The G.R.E.A.T. Program consists of four components:  a 13-session middle school curriculum, elementary school curriculum, family training and G.R.E.A.T summer program.  The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum.  With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence and gang membership.

Addison Police Explorers
Area youths who are interested in a law enforcement career learn about police duties through training, involvement in community programs and ride alongs with police officers. Crime Prevention Officers conduct "First Nighter" events and coordinate the program.

Child Safety Programs
Safety programs taught in the school for Grades K-3.

  1. Stranger Danger Program
  2. Drug Awareness
  3. Street Safety Crossing Programs
  4. Bicycle Safety

Back to School Safety Program
Signs displayed around town near schools advising motorists that schools are open. Public service announcements on Addison cable TV are also included in the program.

Safety Patrol Training
Crime Prevention Officers work with safety patrol coordinators from each elementary school to provide training for each student assigned to safety patrol.

Youth Peer Jury
A program with non-violent offenders that focuses on rehabilitation rather than mere punishment. Real cases are heard by junior high and high school students. As a member of the peer jury, you will be asked to decide appropriate consequences while helping them realize what they did wrong. If interested in applying for Peer Jury or for further information, please contact a Crime Prevention officer at (630) 543-3080.

View more programs at the Hyde Center.