K9 Kora visit WCHS and WCMS

K9 Kora was deployed to search lockers and classrooms for drug contraband at Webster County High School, Tech School, and Middle School today. Kora was successful in assisting the recovery of a marijuana (THC) vape pen while in the Tech School!

We look forward to the continued partnership between The Webster County Sheriff’s Office and The Webster County School System in efforts to keep the students and staff safe!

QR Code Project

Webster County ASAP–DFC in partnership with Webster County Sheriff’s Office and Webster County Schools are pleased to announce the launch of a new reporting system. In line with the 1WC initiative, the 2gether We Can Make a Difference tip system is an online platform where community members, parents, and students can report suspicious or concerning behavior anonymously. That information will be screened and then addressed by the appropriate agency within the county. By scanning the QR code, the user will be given a form that can be filled out to report drug activity, criminal behavior, serious mental health issues, and threats to safety. No personal information is collected so the reporter will remain anonymous.

This tip system is not an emergency reporting system. 911 for emergency requests and 988 for mental health emergency requests should still be utilized as the tip system is monitored only during business hours. It is our hope that by having a way to anonymously report suspicious activity or concerns in the community, that citizens will feel more comfortable sharing those concerns. Community participation is crucial to addressing substance misuse, mental health, safety, and social well being in Webster County.

Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn Presentations are back and have been well attended this year. On January 6th, Tyler Braden spoke about his story and how substance misuse by a parent has affected him. On February 10th, RVBH Mobile Crisis Team shared information about their services and how to access them with the community. Both events were well attended.

True Colors/Red Ribbon Week Activities

Webster County High School Youth Council/True Blue Crew traveled to all four elementary schools in the county on Monday to share the message of the importance of remaining alcohol, drug, and tobacco free with the youth at those schools.  They presented skits that highlighted good decision making and showed the consequences of making poor choices.  Also participating in the presentations was Providence Police Officer Eric Elder and his new partner Kora, a drug detection K-9.  The Youth Council ended the day by volunteering their time assisting with WCMS after school program– Apex’s Creepy Carnival.