D.A.R.E. To Resist Drugs and Violence
The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office is a community-oriented Sheriff's Office. Deputy Matt Morris serves as the full time K-12 certified Drug Abuse Resistance Education Instructor and School Resource Officer.
The 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Program is implemented in Ashville, Odenville, Springville, Steele, and Ragland Schools in St. Clair County. The St. Clair County School V 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 School System as a result of implementing the D.A.R.E. Program.