DeKalb Police Officers are assigned to patrol the schools before, during and after school to give a police presence. Shared ideas were created with police officers and school administrators to better serve our schools, make them safer, and break down barriers between teachers and students who may not see the police in a positive manner. The program has been given the name "Adopt A School" and is well received by those in attendance.
The officers may attend the early morning breakfast program, attend classes to read books, share stories, and perform other activities. Barriers are broken down between parents and the police, students and the police, as well as teachers and the police.