The Franklin County Sheriff's Office will provide an important presentation on drug trends during a special public meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 17, 2019 at Shanahan Middle School, 814 Lewis Center Road. This is a free presentation and free childcare will be available.
This presentation is designed to educate parents, teachers, social workers, community partners, and anyone connected to children about current drug trends, terminology, and paraphernalia. Teachers work hard in schools to help your children make the right decisions and say no to drugs, but parents are often left out of the loop. The goal is to arm parents, teachers and community members with the information neccessary to recognize the influences of the drug culture on their children, familiarize them with the many different drugs children face, and share with them the experience and knowledge of undercover narcotics officers so they are better prepared to help their children make the right choices.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office created Operation Street Smart in July 2002 as a way to take community oriented policing to a new level. Street Smart is a collaborative effort between D.A.R.E. and the Special Investigations Unit, which is the Sheriff’s Office undercover narcotics branch.