The Police Department takes a great deal of pride in our various youth outreach efforts. Our Youth Outreach Program exists to:
- Ensure that children get positive interaction with local law enforcement officers, which will hopefully lead to a more positive societal attitude toward the profession in the next generation.
- Educate youth about crime and it's consequences
- Help combat drug use by ensuring that children never become users in the first place.
We strive to embrace a holistic approach toward combating drugs and all other types of crime, realizing that we can't simply arrest our way out of many of the problems facing society.
Some of the various efforts the Department conducts (or participates in) under the umbrella of this program are:
- The DARE (Drug Abuse Prevention Education Program)
- Community Youth Forum
- City of Great Bend Youth Academy
- City of Great Bend "Zoo Boo"
- Elementary School Police at Lunch Program