On Thursday, December 12th, several classrooms at Franklin will be hosting pairs of police officers training to become certified D.A.R.E. Officers. The officers, from LAPD, Maui PD, and Santa Monica PD, will spend forty minutes with 4th and 5th graders talking about decision making, personal responsibility, and friendship. They will also spend about twenty minutes with younger students discussing traffic safety, stranger danger and good citizenship. All of the officers will be observed by certified instructor trainers as the final piece of their multi-week course. SMMUSD has generously hosted this activity in prior years, and we are excited to bring it to the Franklin family.
If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please call me or email me.
Officer Erika Aklufi #3619
School Resource Officer
Youth Services Division
Santa Monica Police Department
333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(c) (310) 628-9157