Education Programs

Canton Police Officers actively participate in a variety of community education programs. Officers are available to address clubs, organizations and groups about these programs or other topics of interest. Requests for public speaking engagements should be directed to the Chief of Police.

Some of the education programs provided by the department are:

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. 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.

9-1-1 for Kids®- The telecommunicators of the Canton and Fulton County PSAP's (Public Safety Answering Point) present the 9-1-1 for Kids® program to grade school children in Canton and throughout the county. This program is designed to teach children how to save lives and property through the proper use of 9-1-1. The program teaches children how to properly call for help for themselves or others and assist in saving lives and property. It also helps avoid time consuming abandoned/hang-up calls and prank calls which tie up the 9-1-1 dispatch system.