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DARE Lieutenant Slezak


Lieutenant Mark Slezak

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Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is an education program that seeks to prevent the use of controlled drugs, membership in gangs, and violent behavior. 

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office is a community-oriented Sheriff's Office. Sergeant Matt Morris and Deputy Slezak serve as the full-time K-12 certified Drug Abuse Resistance Education Instructors and School Resource Officers. 

The 5th-grade D.A.R.E. is implemented in Ashville, Odenville, Springville, Steele, Margaret, and Ragland Schools in St. Clair County. The St. Clair County School Resource/ D.A.R.E. instructor assists other Law Enforcement Agencies in St. Clair County with other community-oriented programs. An estimated 1,400 students receive instruction each year in the St. Clair County School System as a result of implementing the D.A.R.E Program. 

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