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  • Sheriff Jeff Easter

    Jeff Easter
    Sheriff

    p. 316.660.3900
    EMERGENCY 9-1-1

    141 W Elm
    Wichita, KS 67203

Community Liaison Public Programs

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office Community Liaison Unit offers several programs that can be given to community groups, church groups and many other organizations at no charge. Please call 316-660-3920 for more information or email us at communitypartners@sedgwick.gov.

SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
COMMUNITY LIAISON UNIT
(316)  660-3920

Bicycle Safety (Bike Rodeo)

This program is designed to teach children the mechanics of a bicycle.  A deputy will go through the safety features and explain them to the kids and then have the kids demonstrate that they know how to properly operate the bicycle.  Also discussed is the importance of wearing a helmet.  This is geared toward elementary aged children.

Business Security Checks

This program has been designed to enhance the security of business in Sedgwick County.  Suggestions are given by the Deputy to increase the security of the business reference locks, windows, doors, landscaping, procedural policy and other prevention tips.  Geared towards adults.

Careers

This is an overview of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office including the Reserve Unit and the Cadet program.  It is designed to acquaint citizens of the duties and responsibilities of the office of Sheriff.  Information is given on all four divisions, Road Patrol, Detectives, Judicial, and the Detention Facility.  Geared towards 9th graders through adults.

College Campus Safety

This program is designed to give High School Seniors crime statistics, and safety tips for them from different College’s from around the state.   Also discussed are the drugs most commonly used to facilitate date rapes.

Conflict Resolution

This program deals with identifying and resolving conflict without using violence.  Basic communication skills are taught and open communication is encouraged.  Participants are instructed to use non-confrontational conversation to identify and resolve problems without calling names or using physical violence.  Geared towards 4th and 5th grade students.

Consequences

This program teaches young people how to make good decisions by evaluating the consequences of their decision and actions.  The program encourages young people to develop strong decision-making skills.  Geared towards kindergarten through 5th grade students.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D.)

This program is designed to help reduce the fear of crime, the incidents of crime, and to help improve the quality of life.  This is done by looking at ones home or business and the landscaping surrounding the home or business.   This program is offered to adults and business owners.

Crime Prevention - Seniors

This program teaches the seniors in our community how to avoid becoming a victim of violence, abuse, scams, and frauds.  The program also provides tips on home and travel security measures that the elderly can use to stay safe at all times.  Fears are addressed and open communication is encouraged. Geared towards adults.

D.A.R.E.

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) – D.A.R.E. is being taught to county elementary schools located within the Sedgwick County area.  This is a very comprehensive 10-week course which the students are taught skills to resist drugs and alcohol while learning self-esteem and how to deal with peer pressure.  Geared towards 5th grade students. .

D.A.R.E. Vehicle Display

The D.A.R.E. vehicle is used in a variety of ways.  It is used in parades and then put on display at several different events.

Deputy Dan

Deputy Dan is the mascot of the Sedgwick County Sheriff Office.  He is used in a variety of programs, from parades to special appearances, such as hospital visitations.

Drug Awareness

This program is taught to help familiarize and inform students about the harmful affects of different types of drugs.  Power point is used.  Geared toward 9th to 12th grade students it can also be used for adults.

FOR SUPERVISION – A program to familiarize individuals with drugs, and other substances that bring about physical, emotional and/ or mental changes in people.  This program will help supervisors recognize systems or signs of substance abuse in their employees.  Geared towards adults.

D.U.I. (Drive Under Influence)

The purpose of this program is to educate High School Drivers Ed students and others of the hazards involved with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  A graphic color slide presentation is used that was put together by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office depicting local fatal traffic accidents.  This program creates a sobering effect upon attending individuals causing them to seriously consider the possible consequences of future driving habits.  Geared towards 9th through 12th grade students.

Gun Safety

This program is designed to educate children of dangers involved when handling firearms.  The program teaches youngsters procedures they should act upon when involved in a situation where firearms are present.  Coloring books are used to reinforce the message taught by the Deputy. Geared towards kindergarten through 8th grade students.

Hospital Visitation Program

A program utilizing Deputy Dan and uniformed Sheriff’s Deputies.  This program is designed to bring cheer to hospitalized children while establishing a better relationship with law enforcement.  Geared towards children of all ages.

Ident-A-Kid Program

A program allowing parents the opportunity to have trained personnel from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office fingerprint their children for identification purposes in the case of an accident, kidnapping, lost or missing child or other emergency.  We now offer the computerized identification system in which the parents are given a disc with their child’s information.  For Children 3 years old and up.

Internet Safety

This program provides information on internet safety.  It was put together by the detectives at E.M.C.U. (exploited and missing children’s unit).  The program talks about information sharing and social networks online as well as online sexual predators.  This program includes local case information.  There are three different programs, elementary, high school and parents.

Leaders, Achievers, Winners (LAW) Camp

This program creates a partnership between law enforcement and youth by providing a positive experience using law enforcement personnel as role models, building self-esteem, confidence, and trust by involving the participants in activities that stimulates their interest

This is an overnight camp and participants are assigned to squads and remain with their squad during the camp.  There are show & tell which to includes: an air ambulance, firefighting vehicles, E.M.S. ambulance, law enforcement vehicles, and an Army Black Hawk helicopter. There are fourteen other activities campers participate in:

  • Climbing Wall
  • Self-Esteem Talk
  • DJ/Dancing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Rope Bridge Contest
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Photo Contest
  • Fishing
  • Character Education
  • Softball
  • Gang Awareness
  • Canoeing/Water Safety
  • Martial Arts Demonstration

Neighborhood Watch Program

This is a cornerstone of community policing efforts.  Communication is vital to the success of community policing and the Neighborhood Watch Program is the catalyst that keeps the line of communication open.  This program encourages cooperation between neighbors and helps them become familiar with each other and the law enforcement deputies in their area.  This program has proven to be effective in reducing property crimes.  Geared towards adults.

Operation Identification

This program has become one of the biggest deterrents to the criminal in the reduction of property crimes.  You can protect your property by identifying each piece with your Kansas driver’s license number.  An engraver is available for use free of charge from the Community Liaison Unit of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.  For adults.

Patrol Car Display

One of the Sedgwick County Sheriff Office patrol cars will often be put on display with the D.A.R.E. CAR.  This allows the community to get a look inside it.

Peer Pressure

This teaches the elementary age student how to deal with pressure from friends who ask them to do things they know are wrong.

Personal Safety Awareness

This program is taught to 1st, 2nd and 4th grade students.  It is designed to teach children about sexual abuse and what to do in case of such an event occurring to them.

Personal Safety

Personal Safety programs are custom built for the needs of the audience.  Personal safety can be tailored to addressing the needs of retail operations, elementary, junior high or high school students, office or factory worker, handicapped, elderly or other groups with special needs.  The class is designed to provide prevention tips, discussion and advice on all aspects of personal safety.  Geared towards kindergarten through adult.

Rap With a Cop

This program is designed to offer youth the chance to ask any and all questions to the Deputy about law enforcement and other issues.  It is geared toward all school age children.

Residential Security Checks

This program has been designed to enhance the security of residents in Sedgwick County.  Suggestions are given by the Deputy to increase the security of the home in reference to locks, windows, doors, landscaping, and other crime prevention tips. Geared towards adults.

Rudy

Rudy is a large remote controlled car that has a siren and flashing lights. This is a big hit with the younger children.  Rudy can come to special appearances providing there is plenty of room.

Scams and Fraud

This highly educational program was developed to increase public awareness of the many schemes, scams, frauds, and other rip-offs prevalent in our society.  This program is continuously being updated by the Sheriff’s Department.  Geared toward adults.

Seat Belt Safety Program

A program tailored to increase public awareness concerning lives and money that could be saved through the use of Child Safety Seats, Motor Vehicle Seats and Lap Belts.  The program targets both adults and youth.  A coloring book is used for the youth.

Self Esteem

This program is directed toward children with low self-esteem.  The primary objective is to create self-worth, instill confidence, build character and establish positive rapport with law enforcement.  Additional support is generated through the use of video tapes and coloring books stressing self-esteem.  Geared towards 1st and 2nd grade.

Sexual Abuse

A program that targets elementary children with educational information on the basic facts about sexual abuse.  A special video on sexual abuse, geared for the younger students, shows situations they could become involved in.  Students learn steps they can take to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of a sexual abuse situation.  A class discussion is conducted giving students a chance to interact with the Deputy. Geared towards kindergarten through 6th grade students.

Shoplifting and Employee Theft

This program provides information to retail employees that will help them prevent or reduce shoplifting incidents through positive interaction with customers and proper merchandising techniques.  The program is also presented to management to provide them with information on how to reduce employee theft.  Geared towards adults.

Stranger Danger

This program targets pre-schools and elementary schools.  Also Brownie and Girl Scout Troops, Cub and Boy Scout Troops, etc.  A uniformed Deputy explains “Stranger/Danger” information along with the importance of knowing pertinent information about yourself and family, and learning 911 procedures.  A coloring book is used to reinforce the Safety message.  Geared towards pre-school through 5th grade.

Workplace Violence

Designed to address growing concerns in the work environments, this program deals with identifying potentially volatile situations.  This class looks at various clues that would indicate employee violence might take place and how to address problem situations.  The primary focus of the class is on prevention rather than intervention or resolution

Disclaimer: The information provided is not intended to be legal advice, but is merely intended to convey general information commonly encountered when dealing with the subjects discussed herein. Because laws can change very rapidly, we cannot guarantee that any information on this document (or references contained therein) are current or accurate. Additionally, laws differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and are subject to interpretation of courts located in each county. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case and the information provided herein may not be an appropriate fit for your particular situation. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, its employees, agents, or others will not be liable or responsible for any claim, loss, injury, liability, or damages related to use of this document or any reference provided herein.


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