The Cullman Police Department maintains active involvement in Cullman City Schools. Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a drug and violence prevention program. Specially trained uniformed police officers teach a 10 week curriculum. The end result is to equip our youth with life skills to resist peer pressure in hopes of stopping the desire to become involved with harmful drugs and violence. Sixth grade students ( 10 week core curriculum) and eighth grade students (10 week continuation curriculum) in the Cullman City Schools are the primary focus of the program with some introductory visits given to students in Headstart through third grades. One full-time officer and two part-time officers teach D.A.R.E. in four public schools and two private schools in the city, reaching over 1,600 students.
Cullman Police Department also staffs both Cullman Middle School and
Cullman High School with a full-time school resource officer, to patrol
the campus and ensure the safety of Cullman's students.
radKIDS, or R.A.D (Resisting Aggression Defensively) is the national leader in children's safety. This program is for elementary age children both boys and girls. The Curriculum topics include: Home, School and Vehicle Safety, Out and About Safety, Realistic Defense Against Abduction, Good-Bad-Uncomfortable Touch and more. It also teaches Stranger Tricks (including Physical Defense against Abduction). radKIDS will empower your child and build their confidence.
radKIDS® is dedicated to providing our children with a hands-on, activity-based physical skill development program empowering our children with options, not fear. radKIDS® provides our children with the instinctual options they need to recognize, avoid and if necessary respond to potential danger in their world today. radKIDS® has always believed, and it is further proved by the NCMEC study, that the first few seconds of a potentially violent encounter are critical. When a child is approached or grabbed, the response needs to be immediate, instinctual and absolute.
What your child will learn after completing the radKIDS course
· Internet Safety
· Air Bag & Vehicle Safety
· How to deal with Bullying
· Gun Safety
· How To Physically Resist an Attack
· Home Fire Safety
· Cyber Bullying
· Water Safety
· Bicycle Safety
· Good Touch , Bad Touch
· Calling 911-Getting To Know Dispatch
All of these skills will be taught by applying “hands on” learning where each child will go through a series of emergency drills so that not only are they verbally understanding how to respond but physically able to practice their emergency responses they have learned.About the instructor
Officer Cindy Rohrscheib has been with the Cullman Police Department for the past ten years. She currently works as a school resource and D.A.R.E officer for the Cullman Middle and Elementary School systems. She is a certified instructor for the Equalizer Women’s Self Defense Program which she has taught over the past four years. “l have a deep passion for our young children teaching them to be safe and make good decisions that will ensure them a good future”.
To learn more about radKIDS or to get involved, visit their site: http://radkids.org/