421 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488
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Community programs officers: Christopher O'Toole (GHVCRO), Robert Bette (SRO) & Anthony Armeno (D.A.R.E.)
The Southbury Police Department is pleased to offer a variety of programs to promote community safety and enhance the role of the department in the community. These include:
D.A.R.E. IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION AND MUCH MORE!
This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation's school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world.
Over the course of the past three years, well over 220 communities have started new D.A.R.E. programs.
D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
Officer Anthony Armeno can be reached at (203) 264-5912 or at A.Armeno@southbury-ct.gov.
School Resource Officer
The Southbury Police Department School Resource Officer (SRO) has a complex and diverse assignment. He encourages, enhances and facilitates a positive relationship between the police and the citizens we serve.
The SRO is a full-time uniformed police officer position that is also responsible for monitoring all four Southbury schools during the school year. The presence of an officer in the schools helps to prevent and reduce crime, aid in disciplinary matters, improve and enhance the relationship between youth and the Police Department, as well as establish a close working relationship between the Police Department and the school system staff.
Officer Robert Bette can be reached at (203) 264-5912 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater Heritage Village Community Resource Officer
The Southbury Police Department’s Greater Heritage Village Community Resource Officer (GHVCRO) has a complex and diverse assignment. This Officer is assigned to enhance and facilitate a positive and productive relationship between the Southbury Police Department, Town Services and the citizens of the Greater Heritage Village area (Heritage Village, Heritage Crest, Heritage Circle, Pomperaug Woods, the Watermark & Grace Meadows).
The GHVCRO is a full-time uniformed police officer position who is responsible for patrolling the Greater Heritage Village area as well as interacting and assisting the senior citizen community. This officer works as a liaison for the senior citizen community facilitating a positive relationship between the Southbury Police Department, Southbury Town Hall, Southbury Senior Center and various State Agencies.
The main focus of this officer is to help prevent and reduce crimes against senior citizens (i.e. scams, frauds, larcenies & abuse). This officer also must contend and show compassion with aging issued such as, driving, medical issue and family notifications. The demographic this officer is assigned to serve and protect have very unique and diverse needs unlike the general population of Southbury.
Officer Christopher O’Toole can be reached at (203) 264-5912 (PD), (203) 264-9644 ext. 324 (H.V.) or at email@example.com.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Anyone interested in becoming a CERT member can contact Community Resource Officer Christopher O'Toole at (203) 264-5912.