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School Officer

Officer Troy Oestreich has been the school resource officer since January of 2007.  Officer Oestreich works with the schools within the Lake Mills school district to provide resource, guidance and crime prevention programs to the students and faculties.  Officer Oestreich teaches the “Charlie Check First” personal safety program to elementary students in Kindergarten through third grade.  “Officer Troy” also teaches the DARE and GREAT programs to students in 4th, 5th, and 7th grades. Officer Oestreich attended DARE officer training at Fort McCoy in Tomah Wisconsin in October of 2006.  He attended GREAT officer training August in Lacrosse Wisconsin in August of 2008.  Officer Oestreich holds an associates degree in Police Science from the Waukesha county technical college and has been with the Lake Mills police department since 1994.

Charlie Check First

Charlie Check First is the mascot for Safety Kids, Inc., which has developed a creative, new approach to the issue of personal safety in response to a need for more effective education on prevention.  Over 85% of the children who are victimized know their perpetrator; therefore, the concept of stranger safety is ineffective.  It puts a child in a position of feeling secure just because he or she knows the person, when in fact, this may actually lead to victimization.  Charlie Check First replaces that concept and has been endorsed by educators and law enforcement personnel.  The curriculum for preschool through grade five and the materials for parents and children are highly praised and used in many locations.


DARE – (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)

D.A.R.E. is a collaborative effort by DARE certified law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents, and the community to offer an educational program in the classroom to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence among children and youth.  The DARE program offers preventative strategies to enhance those protective factors – especially bonding to the family, school, and community – which appear to foster the development of resiliency in young people who may be at risk for substance abuse or other problem behaviors.

G.R.E.A.T. –
Gang Resistance Education and Training

The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a violence prevention curriculum that teaches students the important skills to help them avoid gangs, violence, drug abuse, and crime.  The purpose of G.R.E.A.T. is to help students develop beliefs and practice behaviors that will help them avoid destructive habits.