Youth Services

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In addition to basic patrol the Police Department devotes considerable resources in working with our youth community. Sgt. Tim Martin, is our School Resource/DARE Officer. He has been trained as DARE instructor. The Police Department recently implemented the DARE curriculum at the Calistoga Middle School. While most of our officers are regular fixtures at local schools, Sgt. Martin maintains a close liaison with faculty and students to forge a close police/school partnership.

The Police Department recently implemented a First Offender Juvenile Diversion Program. This program is an alternative to the juvenile justice system for first offenders who are involved in relatively minor offenses.

These programs, when combined by our continuing participation on the School Attendance Review Board, the ongoing participation of many of our officers in youth sports and other community and school activities results in a positive "hands on" approach to youth issues.