Community Education Programs
The Coffey County Sheriff's Office offers a variety of classes and programs to organizations, churches, libraries, and our schools. We understand that information and education are the keys to understanding and that an informed public is our best resource for problem solving.
Use the online Crime Tips Form to send anonymous tips to the Sheriff's Office. Any information that can be provided on past crimes or current criminal activity is greatly appreciated.
Presentations for the Schools & Community
- Shoplifting Hurts Everyone: This class looks at what shoplifting is and how it hurts both consumers and business owners. Discussion will include penalties.
- Question and Answer: Students will be given the opportunity to write questions in advance about criminal law, police, or the court system. The teacher will collect these anonymous questions and give them to the SRO to use in preparing the presentation. This format provides a good opportunity for the students to ask questions they may not otherwise ask, we would also answer spontaneous questions.
- Vandalism, Destructive Ecology and Tagging and Trashing: This class is designed to help students understand how destructive acts of vandalism against personal property, private property, or living things affect everyone and everything.
- The Law and You: Community policing is everyone's responsibility. This presentation examines the roles and responsibilities the police have when dealing with the public as well as citizen roles and responsibilities.
- Internet Safety: Computer crimes against children are on the rise with SnapChat, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Along with any chat program that a child could be lured into a bad situation. This presentation will teach our youth to safely browse the internet.
- Crash Dynamics and Law Related Math: Many students wonder how basic math formulas will ever be used once they graduate from high school. This class will show students how math applies to law enforcement and how math is used to solve crimes such as traffic accidents.
- Traffic Laws and Enforcement: Getting your driver's license and having the independence with a car offers is a high priority for most high school students. This class shows students what equipment the police use to enforce traffic laws, as well as answering questions about those laws.
- Sexual Assault and Date Rape: When does no mean no? This class explains the definition of sexual assault and date rape, and gives some strategies on how to protect yourself. Discussion will also include the penalties for suspects.
- Alcohol and Tobacco Laws: The laws regarding juveniles and underage laws have changed. This class will explain the laws and penalties involved with underage possession and consumption of alcohol and tobacco. In addition, the officer will answer questions related to the enforcement of these laws.
- Constitutional Law: This class will examine certain amendments and how they relate to law enforcement on a day to day basis. Also, how it relates to the students and how a piece of paper written by a bunch of dead guys is still important to our every day lives.
- Home Safety: Geared towards the elementary school students: how to use 911, gun dangers, home alone, and answering the telephone.
- Violence Prevention: Controlling anger; alternatives to violence; and conflict resolution.