Community Service Programs

Neighborhood Watch Program
Currently only in the Crittenden area, this neighborhood watch program helps teach your local neighbors watch to for and how to help stop crimes in your neighborhood. Local watch groups are organized and “Patrol” the streets looking out for criminal activity. The sheriff’s department is excited about being involved in the program. We hope to be able to organized more neighborhood watch programs in the months to come.

Shop With a Cop
The Grant County Sheriff’s office in cooperation with the Williamstown police department assist needy children in Grant County through the Shop With A Cop program.

The agency works in cooperation with each elementary school in Grant County. Each schools family resource center staff select students to participate in the program. Twenty children are typically selected each year.

Police officers will pick up the children in their police cruisers and take them to Vanity Fair/Health Tex and Factory Brand Shoes at the Dry Ridge Outlet Center and then to Wal-Mart. Children choose clothes and shoes before selecting toys. Afterward the children are treated to lunch donated by Edwardo’s Pizza in Williamstown.

Approximately $250 is spent on each child. Shop With A Cop held in December each year. Donations may be sent to the Shop With A Cop fund at Forcht Bank. For more information in donating to the program or for information about child selection please contact Sheriff Dills.

Explorers Program
Law Enforcement Exploring is a rewarding challenge!!!

For over 10 years the Grant County Sheriff’s Department has supported an active Explorer Post Program for young persons between the ages 14 and 21.

Law Enforcement Exploring is a division of the Boy Scouts of America that gives you a hands-on look at what a career in law enforcement is really like.

Community Service
Explorers serve the community in various ways such as directing traffic at special events, crime prevention programs and light security details.

Ride-a-longs
Once you become eligible, you can participate in the ride-a-long program. You become an extra set of eyes and ears for the officers and assist them on various calls.

Meetings
The Explorer Post meets regularly to discuss Explorer business and upcoming events.

Career Enhancement
Participating in the Explorer program is a great start to your law enforcement career! Call today and join other dedicated youths in serving their community.

How to become a Law Enforcement Explorer:
If you are between 14 and 21 years of age, maintain a “C” grade average, want more leadership skills, want to have fun and are interested in law enforcement:

    1. Obtain your parents permission,
    2. Contact the sheriffs office and request an application,
    3. Participate in an oral interview as scheduled,
    4. Submit your completed background paperwork,
    5. Pass a background investigation,
    6. Have good moral character,
    7. Have no major criminal record,
    8. Be interested!!

Training
Training is provided by experts throughout the year and addresses the following areas:

    • Building Searches
    • Vehicle Stops
    • Defensive Driving
    • Hostage Negotiations
    • Firearm Safety
    • Criminal Law
    • Narcotics Law
    • Domestic Violence
    • Defensive Tactics
    • Police Radio Techniques
    • Criminal Justice System
    • Physical Fitness
    • First Aid
    • Defensive Weapons
    • Patrol Procedures
    • Vehicle Law
    • Police Community Relations
    • Criminal Investigation
    • Accident Investigation
    • Arrest, Search & Seizure Law
    • And Many More!

Safety Day
Safety day, also called the bicycle rodeo, focuses on providing safety tips for children riding bikes and provides an obstacle course to “try out” their skills.

For more information on any of the services discussed above or to suggest and idea for a new community service please contact us!

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