Programs and Events
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE):
DARE is a school-based drug use prevention program taught by police officers in all 5th and 7th grade classes throughout Comal ISD. The primary goal of the DARE program is to teach effective peer resistance and refusal skills so that adolescents can say “no” to drugs and their friends who may want them to use drugs. The secondary goals of the program are to build students’ social skills and enhance their self-esteem as these are believed to be linked to adolescent drug use.
Junior Deputy Academy:
Annually, the Comal County Sheriff’s Office, with the support of Comal Independent School District, hosts Junior Deputy Academies. During this program, deputies from the various sections of the Sheriff’s Office visit with participants and introduce them to the different functions they provide. Some of these functions include: Patrol, SWAT, Sheriff’s K-9, Crisis Negotiations, Honor Guard, Criminal Investigations, Crime Prevention, 911 Emergency Center, Narcotics/Drug Awareness, along with the Fire Department and EMS, Air life, Public Utilities along with many other presentations. On Wednesday of each camp, the participants tour the Sheriff’s Office, Detention Facility, Communications (911) Center, Criminal Investigations Section, Warrants Division Office and Patrol Center.
Hallway Heroes is a Comal ISD program that encourages volunteers to serve as positive role models on campus, while also being an extra set of eyes on campuses to enhance school safety. The program aims to engage family and community members to benefit our students and campuses. Each campus operates its own Hallway Heroes program.