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Waynesville NC 28786

Programs offered by Haywood County Sheriff's Office

Refuse to be a victim classes

Haywood County is partnering locally with Refuse To Be A Victim, a program designed to help individuals strategize personal safety.

Experts agree that the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the decision to refuse to be a victim. That means that you must have an overall personal safety strategy in place before you need it.

Please see the NRA website or contact Deputy Kevin Brooks 828-356-2882 for details and to sign up for classes Refuse to be a victim


Haywoood County Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver International is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization that bridges the technological gap for “at risk” populations and public safety agencies.

We provide police, fire/rescue and other first responders with a comprehensive program including equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue “at risk” individuals with cognitive disorders who are at constant risk to the life threatening behavior of wandering including those with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, and Down syndrome. Project Lifesaver has over 1,400 participating member agencies throughout 48 states in the U.S., six provinces in Canada, and Australia, and has performed 3,006 searches over the last 16 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported. Project Lifesaver provides equipment, training, certification and support to law enforcement, public safety organizations and community groups throughout the country and nation.

Please contact Deputy Daniel Blagg for more information or to sign up, 828-356-2881. Project Lifesaver


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Community Watch programs positively influence the quality of life in our communities.

Community Watch programs work by using the concentrated cooperative effort of neighborhoods to develop environments where crime cannot flourish.

The purpose of the organization is to aid in the prevention of criminality and the reduction of criminal opportunity in our communities. Community Watch


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D.A.R.E. is substance abuse prevention education and much more.

This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.

D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

Please contact Sergeant Heidi Warren for more information 828-356-2880. D.A.R.E.


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Haywood County Crime Stoppers is an information-sharing program designed to assist Crime Stoppers logo with reporting, investigating, and reducing crime.

Crime Stoppers is a grassroots community action program involving citizens, law enforcement and media working together to solve crimes. Crime Stoppers encourages a cooperative effort between law enforcement and our community by sharing information that helps make Haywood County a safer place in which to work and live.

The Haywood County Crime Stoppers telephone line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-92-CRIME (1-800-922-7463) to leave a message about criminal activity, wanted persons or other information. You may remain anonymous if you wish.