Deputy Bobby Stoop
The Highland County Sheriff's Office is proud to
partner with the five area Highland County school districts to provide the Drug
Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program. Deputy Bobby
Stroop works in the schools to provide education and awareness
programs concerning drugs, alcohol, violence, bullying, internet
safety, and other related programs. The D.A.R.E. program has
also hit the streets, holding community street dances, events for
school aged children, and in 2008, the first annual D.A.R.E. Fest, a
weekend full of events for children and their families.
County D.A.R.E. and related safety
programs are funded through donations from the community, both
business and private. The donations are used for the students in
literature, handouts, give-aways, prizes and special events
(parties, assemblies, etc.), which reinforce the safety programs.
Funds are also raised from fundraisers at the county fair and local
festivals and events.
Safety and drug
education presentations are also made available to private groups
such as scouts, youth groups, churches and senior citizens.
Stroop is the D.A.R.E. and
Safety Officer for the county schools. None of the donations
collected or funds raised are used to pay the officer's salary. The
officer is paid through mandatory fines collected from drug
offenders and a special D.A.R.E. grant.
more information on any of the programs offered by the Highland
County Sheriff's Office, to schedule someone to speak to your
organization, or to make a donation, please call the office at (937)
393-1421, or email
Deputy Stroop and Daren