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School Resource Officer- D.A.R.E.

The Office of the Sheriff of St. Clair County School Resource Officers (SRO) are specially trained to work in school settings. They have over 75 years of combined law enforcement experience, with each having worked in various positions in the Sheriff’s Office before being accepted into the SRO unit. 

The SRO works in collaboration with their campus parents/guardians, administration, faculty, and staff to provide a safe learning environment, law-related education, counseling, mentorship, and expertise of a trained law enforcement officer at their school. 

The goal of our SRO program is to provide a secure environment to the schools we service while building positive relationships between the school, students, families, and the law enforcement community.


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Lieutenant Mark Slezak


Sergeant Alec Bosworth


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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 due to implementation of the D.A.R.E Program. 

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