- New and improved Most Wanted List~~4/16/13
- The Day County Sheriff's Office welcomes new dispatcher Courtney Tedder!
- On June 13 and 14, 2012, dispatchers--Megan Houser, Mandy Bartelt and Jody McGrath--completed the NCIC, NLETS, and SDLETS 911 Training Course in Pierre. All three passed with 100%! Good job ladies!!
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P.R.I.D.E. (Powerful, Respectful, Intellegent, Decisions Everyday).
After teaching the DARE program in our schools, we felt that while DARE was a good program, we could do better for the kids in our community. Our office developed P.R.I.D.E. We felt that P.R.I.D.E. was a much better, customized fit for the youth in our schools compared to the DARE program.Our staff developed the program and had it reviewed by Waubay Principal, Mr. Stewart, and Waubay 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Gaikowski. After acknowleging their feedback, P.R.I.D.E. was implemented into the Waubay School, to be tested by the students.
After the P.R.I.D.E. class ended, we asked the 5th graders for their opinions on the new program. Their response was outstanding! They all enjoyed the new program, but also came up with fantastic ideas to make it more educational and enjoyable to them. Our office will be incorporating many of their great suggestions into the P.R.I.D.E. program for the upcoming classes.
Deputy Jim Houser is a Waubay resident and has been living there for about three years. He saw the need to reach our communities children at a grade-school level and teach them about the pit-falls of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and bullying. He taught DARE in the Waubay school, but realized that our children needed a more specific curriculum. Jim created the P.R.I.D.E. program based on what he saw our children face everyday: peer pressure, self-esteem issues, rural life, and diverse family units. He wanted to teach the students that there is nothing they cannot accomplish if they set their minds to it and don't give up. There has been a great response from his program and we hope that Jim can continue to help our kids learn and thrive.
The 2013 P.R.I.D.E. classes have already begun in Waubay, starting around the beginning of March. Webster is doing an abbreviated schedule and will begin around April 16.
The Webster Reporter&Farmer has been generous and funded the cost of printing the new booklets for our county schools. Thank you R&F, we really appreciate the contribution to this worthwhile program.