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altLaw Enforcement Exploring is a career education program for young men and women who are 14 to 20 years of age.

Law Enforcement Exploring provides youth with an insight into a variety of criminal justice careers through various hands-on activities which include: 

  • Criminal and traffic law
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Vehicle collision investigation
  • Report writing 
  • Defensive tactics
  • Firearms
  • Community service events
  • Field trips

Explorer Post 592 is the oldest, continually chartered, Law Enforcement Explorer Post in the Mid-America Council. The current Advisor is Deputy Jay Wingler who can be reached at 402-444-6173. 

Meeting Time:

The Post meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, at 1900hrs (7:00 P.M.), at the Douglas County Law Enforcement Building located at 3601 North 156th Street.

The annual registration fee for each Explorer is $35.00.

 

D.A.R.E. ButtonD.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a collaborative program in which local law enforcement and local schools join together to educate students about the personal and social consequences of substance abuse and violence.

The D.A.R.E. curriculum is designed to be delivered sequentially from grades K-12. First developed in 1983, D.A.R.E. has undergone multiple revisions as research findings increased knowledge of effective substance abuse prevention among school-aged youth.

D.A.R.E.'s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug-and-violence-free lives. The idea is to equip kids with the tools that will enable them to avoid negative influences and instead, allow them to focus on their strengths and potential. And, that's exactly what D.A.R.E. is designed to do.

Additionally, it establishes positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders.

Every youngster should have the opportunity to grow-up healthy, safe, secure, and equipped with the skills needed to succeed in life. Contemporary America, however, is rampant with challenges that could keep children from a positive life path.

D.A.R.E. Bumper StickerMillions of U.S. children in more than 300,000 classrooms in 10,000 communities in all 50 states will benefit from D.A.R.E. this year. D.A.R.E. also benefits millions of children in 53 other countries. Additionally, all Department of Defense Schools worldwide and all U.S. Territories have D.A.R.E. programs in place.

More than 50,000 local law enforcement officers are certified to teach the D.A.R.E. program, although D.A.R.E. is not a government program. Since its inception, funding for D.A.R.E. student educational materials and instructors training is provided by D.A.R.E. America, a non-profit organization. Less than one percent of D.A.R.E. America's budget comes from federal sources.


 


Boris for Neighborhood Watch 

The Neighborhood Watch program is simply groups of people living in the same areas who want to make their neighborhoods safer by working together and with local law enforcement to reduce crime.

The Douglas County Sheriffs Office currently works closely with 24 established Neighborhood Watch residential areas.

           

For more information:

Contact the Douglas County Sheriffs Office Community Services Division at (402) 444-6173

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office offers ride-a-longs with the Uniform Patrol Division to offer citizens an opportunity to observe the day-to-day duties of a deputy.  Anyone interested will be required to complete a Ride-A-Long Program Application downloadable at the bottom of this page.  

Applicants must be at least sixteen years of age, and those under the age of eighteen will need parental or guardian consent.  A routine background check will be performed on all applicants prior to the ride-a-long.  Applicants may be disqualified due to questionable criminal history entries.

Citizens are generally limited to one 4-hour ride-a-long per calendar year. Following completion and approval of a Ride-A-Long Program Application, a patrol supervisor will contact the applicant to schedule the ride-a-long.

For additional information contact:  Douglas County Sheriffs Office Uniform Patrol Division at (402) 444-3554.


Ride-A-Long Form

The Uniform Services Bureau-Special Services Division’s position of School Resource Officer (SRO) is a uniformed Sheriff’s Deputy placed in a school setting.  The SRO serves as a liaison between the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO)  and the school.  The presence of an SRO is intended to accomplish two goals.  First, the work of an SRO is intended to promote the reduction of crime and violence in the school.  Second, the SRO’s aim is to break down barriers that often exist between youth and law enforcement. 

The SRO will teach students about crime prevention and avoiding victimization, and reduce crime by helping students formulate an awareness of rules, authority, and justice.  SRO’s shall build positive rapport among students by being visible and accessible to student bodies, initiating interactions, and serving as strong role models.

The primary contacts for DCSO SRO’s are principals (building-specific issues) and the Superintendent (school network issues).  SRO’s meet at least weekly with principals to determine priority activities within their respective buildings.  Duties and activities of School Resource Officers shall include the following:

A. Conduct EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS to appropriate students, staff, parents, and Parent Advisory Committees about: 
-Relevant State Statutes
-Drug Prevention and Awareness
-Drug and Alcohol Signs and Symptoms
-Gang Awareness
-Electronic Communication Safety/Awareness
-Respectful Law Abiding Behavior
-Other Topics as Requested (ex: criminal/suspicious activities, school safety)

B. Conduct PREVENTION/DETERRENCE activities in and around school property, including but not limited to the following venues:
-School Buildings/Property
-School Parking Lots
-Extra-Curricular Activities (i.e. evening and weekend activity resulting in overtime assignments)
-Neighborhoods immediately surrounding schools

C. May assist school administrators to INVESTIGATE potential law enforcement incidents that may result in disciplinary actions or proceedings. (Disciplinary issues shall remain the responsibility of school administrators). Examples of Code of Conduct/School Rules violations include:
-Bullying
-Teasing
-Sportsmanship
-Threats/Intimidation
-Aggression

D. Assist school administrators in maintaining the SAFETY AND SECURITY of students and staff, in and around school buildings, by:
-Consulting with principals about Emergency Response Plans, and providing ongoing feedback to ensure such plans are updated as needed
-Assisting principals in conducting emergency drills (in conjunction with other local agencies) and debriefing results of building safety drills
-Assisting school administrators in implementing Emergency Response Plans (in con-junction with other local agencies) in cases of actual emergencies, and debriefing with school administrators after such events
-Serving as a liaison between school administrators and the DCSO for the School Threat Assessment Team
-Conducting security surveys for administrators and prioritizing concerns
-Coordinating K-9 searches upon request

E. ENFORCE local, state, and federal laws to provide students, staff and residents with safe community environments. The principal or designee shall be notified, when practicable, prior to the arrest of a student made on school property or during school-sponsored events. Examples of laws enforced include but are not limited to:
-Disorderly Conduct
-Alcohol Violations
-Assaults
-Minor in Possession of Tobacco
-Possession of Controlled Substances
-Traffic Violations
-Runaway

F. Conduct OTHER DUTIES, at the request of the DCSO and the School District, which may include:
-Assisting school personnel with home visits when necessary to ensure the safety of students and their families
-Completing documentation requirements related to compulsory attendance
-Completing reports for school related incidents
-Completing daily and monthly activity reports
-Completing Proofs of Compliance of CALEA accreditation standards related to juveniles/SRO.
-Tracking and reporting available data back to school administrators regarding Sections A through E.

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SRO Contact Information

Supervisor
Sgt. Timothy Owens
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(402) 510-6932

Alfonzo W. Davis Middle School
Deputy Cindy Dmyterko
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(402) 510-

Bennington School District
Deputy Gary Baker
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(402) 510-

DC West School District
Deputy Corbin Brown
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(402) 510-

Elkhorn South High School
Deputy Anthony Ramaeker
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(402) 510-

Elkhorn Grandview Middle School, Elkhorn Ridge Middle School, and Elkhorn Valley View Middle School
Deputy Kayleigh Miller
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(402) 510-

Horizon West High School
Deputy Kevin Bartels
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(402) 510-

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In an effort to offer citizens an opportunity to observe the day-to-day duties of a law enforcement officer, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office offers a Ride Along Program with our Uniform Patrol Division.

Those interested will be required to complete a Ride Along Program Application which is available at the Sheriff's Office Front Desk located at 3601 N. 156th Street. A routine background check will be performed on applicants by a patrol supervisor and may disqualify those with a questionable criminal history. Applicants must be at least sixteen years of age, and those under the age of eighteen will need parental or guardian consent.

Citizens are generally limited to one four-hour ride along per calendar year. Following completion and approval of a Ride Along Program Application, a patrol supervisor will contact you to make arrangements for a date and time to ride.

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