Bringing the Truth About Drugs to Wyoming School Resource Officers

Foundation for a Drug-Free World prompts conversations about the Truth About Drugs at the Wyoming Schools Safety Conference.

Foundation for a Drug-Free World  at Wyoming School Safety Conference 2018

Volunteers from Foundation for a Drug-Free World brought their Truth About Drugs initiative to the 2018 Wyoming School Safety Conference and D.A.R.E. Update Training June 11 through 13 at the Central Wyoming College Student Center in Riverton, Wyoming.

The conference provides training and resources for School Resource Officers—law enforcement officers responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools.

Speakers enlightened members and attendees on issues from “concealed carry” on school campuses to how to spot childhood sexual abuse and gang recognition and response. Those attending also discussed drug prevention in the current climate of legalized marijuana in surrounding states.

“Whatever happens in the larger cities will eventually make it to Wyoming,” said School Resource Officer, Cody Myers.

Officer Myers help found the Wyoming School Resource Officers Association, after attending the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) conference. He was also introduced to Foundation for a Drug-Free World at one of the NASRO conferences and likes the ease with which Truth About Drugs booklets can be used with students and parents.

He feels drug prevention is about teaching what drugs do to a person, both mentally and physically, and what happens to a person’s ability to make decisions or even pursue their dreams.

The Wyoming School Resource Officers Association began as a collaborative effort between School Resource Officers to share information and ideas on how to better serve Wyoming youth.

Truth About Drugs booklets, public service announcements and documentary, Educator Package and other educational materials are available free of charge to anyone interested in educating others on the truth about drugs.

According to the United Nations Office on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, “Every dollar spent on prevention can save governments up to ten dollars in later costs.”



Categories: Law Enforcement

Tags: Foundation for a Drug-Free World, Truth About Drugs program, Wyoming School Resource Officers

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