School Resource Officer
There is one officer that is assigned to this unit. School Resource Officer Donna Darrell has been with Florida Atlantic University Police Department for over ten years and is assigned to Alexander D. Henderson University School and FAU High School.
Alexander D. Henderson University School and FAU High School is a public school district functioning as a laboratory school located on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton Florida. There are approximately 700 students in grades K-12 that attend.
Elementary School safety programs and Slattery Daycare programs that are taught throughout the year are: Stranger Awareness, gun safety, 911 system, bike helmet safety, seatbelt safety, Halloween safety, Fire Prevention, Drug and Alcohol Prevention.
The G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) is a 13-week Program that is designed to help 4th and 7th graders become responsible members of their communities, by setting goals for themselves, resisting pressures, learning how to resolve conflicts and understand how gangs impact the quality of their life.
TGFD (Too Good for Drugs II) is a 10-week program that is taught to the 6th graders. It promotes healthy decision- making and positive healthy youth development. Too Good for Drugs II teaches children about goal- setting, decision-making, identifying and managing emotions, communicating effectively, and the harmful effects of drugs on children's bodies and minds.
To get the parents involved and understand some of the safety issues pertaining to their children, a "Family Safety Meeting" will be given to the Henderson School and FAU High parents. These programs will be age appropriate with Home Safety, Vehicle Safety, Leaving your child home alone, FDLE web site for sexual predators in your area, for the elementary school children. The middle and high school age students and their parents will learn about, Frequent problems teens are facing, Drug related teen offenses, Internet Safety, Child Lure via the Internet, Drugs.
The purpose and mission of the Florida Atlantic University Police Department School Resource Officer Program is the commitment our agency has to children. Officer Darrell works closely with educators to develop plans to prevent or reduce dangerous situations in our schools. Officer Darrell serves as a role model with good communications skills to convey the correct message to our young people.