The Fishers Police Foundation, Inc., has received a $12,000 grant, which, primarily and thankfully, will be deployed against its DARE program for local school-aged children. The Motorola Solutions Foundation’s Public Safety Grants aim to support safety education and training programs for first responders, their families and the general public in the United States and Canada. We couldn’t agree more with George Kehl, Town of Fishers police chief, who stated, “It is imperative that we take a proactive approach in preparing our youth for the future.” Anything that stems the tide in the war on drug and alcohol abuse, we’re all for. The town’s police department, now 91 officers strong, first began teaching the DARE curriculum in 1991, according to the town. The program teaches students the importance of making good decisions in all areas of their lives and encourages them to become positive role models. Currently, the program is taught to nearly 2,000 intermediate and junior high school students each year. The police department’s partnership with the Hamilton Southeastern Schools and generous donors ensures students have the best chance for success. We like that!
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With back-to-back Tuesdays holidays coming – those would be Christmas and New Year’s Day – next week’s Current (the Dec. 25 edition) will be delivered this Saturday, and the following week’s Current (the Jan. 1, 2013) will be delivered Dec. 29. Normal Tuesday delivery resumes Jan. 8, 2013.
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