The Paris Police Department is composed of full-time sworn municipal police officers. The Paris Police Department is responsible for the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws and to providing 24-hour public protection. The Police Department functions both as an instrument of public service and as a tool for the distribution of information, guidance, and direction. It is the mission of the Police Department to facilitate and administer the laws of governing bodies, the orders of the courts, and to direct all energies and resources towards maintaining the health, welfare, and safety of not only the citizens of Paris, but its visitors too.
The Police Department provides a 24-hour operation which includes dispatch, patrol, traffic enforcement, investigation, and community policing. For question and concerns, we encourage Paris residents to add the non-emergency telephone number to their phones as it is answered 24-hours a day.
This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 52 countries around the world.
D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
The following links can provide more valuable information for parents:
- Keeping kids drug free
- How to talk to your kids about drugs
- Recognizing the warning signs
- The official D.A.R.E. website
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