Police Department

Special Programs

We will highlight our many special programs on this page.

The SRO/Community Relations team is responsible for many programs. Listed below are various youth related programs the team participates in.

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)

Program designed to teach kids about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and violence. The D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model is used in the program to help make good healthy choices throughout life. Taught to 5th graders by Officer Hembree at Harper Elementary and Jerger Elementary.

G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Learning)

Program is a violence prevention program that teaches students important skills to help them avoid gangs, violence, drug abuse and crime. Middle school curriculum taught to 6th and 7th graders by Officer Hembree and Officer Ford at MacIntyre Park Middle School. Elementary curriculum taught to 3rd and 4th graders at Harper Elementary and Jerger Elementary by Officer Hembree. Taught to alternative students by Officer Rollins.

P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error)

Program designed to help parents and their new drivers ages 14-16 learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia Law. Taught by Sgt. Singletary, Officer Hembree and Officer Rollins.

Bullying Program

Teaches kids what to do if they are being bullied, how to recognize bullies and how to not be a bully themselves. Taught by Officer Hembree at Harper Elementary and Jerger Elementary. Taught by Officer Rollins and Officer Ford at Scott Elementary.

Halloween Safety Program/Tips for Treats

Taught at Halloween to encourage safety while trick or treating. Taught by Officer Hembree at Harper Elementary, Jerger Elemetary, Balfour School and Thomas County Head Start. Taught by Officer Rollins at Scott Elementary.


Program designed to teach safety to ages 5-7. Taught at Balfour school during June by Officer Hembree, Officer Rollins and Officer Ford.

Driver’s Safety

Rules and violations of driving taught to students at Thomasville High School by Officer Rollins before they are allowed to purchase a parking pass.

Stranger Danger

Program taught to young students to help them learn the dangers associated with strangers, what they need to do if they encounter a stranger and how to be safe around all strangers. Taught to Pre-K through 1st grade at Harper Elementary, Jerger Elementary, Balfour School and Thomas County Head Start by Officer Hembree. Taught to Kindergarten and 1st grade students at Scott Elementary by Officer Rollins.