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DARE Officer Slezak

D.A.R.E. Officer Mark Slezak

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Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is an education program that seeks to prevent 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 serves as the full time K-12 certified Drug Abuse Resistance Education Instructors and School Resource Officer. 

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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