Scarsdale Police Department Programs

D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Members of the Police Department who are certified D.A.R.E. officers teach 5th and 6th grade students how to resist the temptations of addictive substances such as drugs, alcohol and tobacco while building confidence and self esteem. 
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TEEN Police Academy - The Scarsdale Police Department in partnership with the "The Center @862" offer middle and high school students a unique program that exposes students to the various aspects of police work. Students will gain a first hand look at Scarsdale police headquarters, vehicles and equipment. Lessons will include the history of policing, forensics, evidence collection, swat teams, police canines and law enforcement training. Students will work with police officers to get a true sense of the responsibilities of a law enforcement officer. The program is administered through "The Center @862".
Bicycle Patrol gives officers who are selected for the program the ability of patrolling their beat either in a radio car or on a bicycle. The bicycle team has been deployed in areas of redundant criminal activity and is also used for crowd and mischief control at Halloween and other such holidays. The program was started in November of 1993 and at that time was limited to the business district; it has now grown to eight officers and is no longer limited to the business district.

The Scarsdale Police Department utilizes the R.U.O.K. Computerized Telephone Reassurance System. This system provides senior citizens that mainly live alone with a daily-automated telephone call from the police department at a time specified by the senior. Between the hours of 0600 and 0900 hrs daily the computer automatically calls subscribers. Subscribers are greeted by a pre-recorded message from a member of the Scarsdale Police Department asking if they are ok. If the subscriber does not answer their daily call, communications personnel will then follow standard departmental guidelines to make contact with either the subscriber or their emergency contact.

Enrollment in the R.U.O.K. Program is not limited to senior citizens that live alone, persons with special needs are also urged to enroll. Applicants must be interviewed by a representative of the police department who will determine if the R.U.O.K. program would meet their individual needs. There is no fee for this service.