Juvenile Aid Bureau / D.A.R.E
The Juvenile Aid Bureau is responsible for the investigation of crimes committed by juveniles as well as providing information to parents regarding the different avenues that can be explored for a positive outcome with a troubled child. The Port Jervis Police Department is committed to the development and implementation of programs designed to reach out to the youth of the community and establish positive relationships, and to prevent and control juvenile delinquency and other behavior that impacts on the quality of life in our community. The Juvenile Officer works closely with our local schools, acting as liaison between the school and our local police department. The JAB officer provides classroom lectures to students regarding Halloween Safety, Seat Belt & Bicycle Safety, Citizenship and Respect, General Youth Safety Topics and Bully Prevention. In addition, members of the Police Department attend community and school sponsored events to promote positive interactions with our youth including “National Night Out Against Crime”, “Career Day”, “School Health Fairs”, & “Rachel’s Challenge Chain reaction Day” presentation. The Port Jervis Police Department prides itself in developing a good working relationship with our community to improve the overall quality life for our residents and our youth.
The D.A.R.E. Officer is responsible for presenting the ten week Drug Abuse Resistance Education, commonly known as the D.A.R.E. Program to all fifth graders at the Anna S. Kuhl elementary school and a refresher seminar to all eighth grade students at the Port Jervis Middle School. The D.A.R.E. program teaches the students how to resist drugs, tobacco and alcohol; how to stand up against negative peer pressure; internet safety; and how to resist and avoid violent situations. This unique program uses uniformed law enforcement officers to teach a formal curriculum to students in a classroom setting. The program also allows an officer to work with children to help raise their self-esteem, teach them how to make decisions on their own, and help them identify positive alternatives to drugs and violence.
Chief of Police William Worden & Detective Stanley Buczek attended the Kindergarten Kindness day held at the A.S.K. school.
Det. Stan Buczek & members of the Port Jervis Police Dept. attend the Port Jervis High School “Career Day” annually.
Chief of Police William Worden posses for a picture at the National Night out against Crime. The Port Jervis Police Department gives away over fifteen bikes, helmets & locks each year at the annual event.
Ptl. Michael Muller hands out “glow necklaces” on Halloween Night as part of the Police Departments “BE SEEN” safety initiative. Over 300 Necklaces are given out annually.
Det. Stanley Buczek speaks with 1st grade students at A.S.K. school about respect, Bullying and Citizenship.
D.A.R.E. officer Scott Robertson with 5th grade class.
ASK Elementary Principal Dr. Onofry, Chief of Police William Worden & past DARE Officer Ptl. Kelly Decker at the D.A.R.E. Graduation.
A 6th Grade all-star takes a three point shot during the annual Cops v.s. Kids charity basketball game. All donated food is given to a local food bank.
Cops v.s. Kids charity basketball post-game photo.
Eagle Scout Nick Schields prepares to give away bikes he restored as part of his Eagle project. (Shown L-R Det. Stanley Buczek, John Faggione Recreation Dept. Director, Nick Schields)
Ptl. Pete Washalski helping out with the Bike Rodeo @ Sav-A-Lot.
Lt. James Bisland & Det. Stanley Buczek give A.S.K. first graders a tour of headquarters.
Ptl. Scott Roberson & Chief of Police William Worden give the Little Lambs preschool a tour of headquarters.
Ptl. Scott Robertson drive some St. Mary’s Little Lambs students around in the Police Dept. Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV). The UTV is also used to give seat belt safety talks.
Det. Stanley Buczek and Ptl. Robert Card (on bike patrol) and A.S.K. school staff escort A.S.K. students to school as part of the “Walking School Bus” project.
Det. Stanley Buczek @ Career Day at A.S.K. school.
Chief of Police William Worden, Det. Stanley Buczek & A.S.K. staff getting ready for Dr. Suess “Reading across America”.
Chief of Police William Worden & his class.
Lt. Bisland with Scunchy from Shop Rite riding to the National Night Out festival.
Below are some documents that we hope everyone will read regarding bullying, conflict resolution tips, teen dating violence and even a coloring book for the little ones.