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The Clinton County Sheriff's Office participates in the D.A.R.E. program to educate students attending kindergarten through 12th grade in county school districts about the dangers of illegal drug use and addiction. The program includes classes which Deputies conduct and concludes with a graduation ceremony.
County students can also participate in the D.A.R.E. essay contest. The grand prize recipient being awarded the honor of "Sheriff for a Day." Junior Deputy Skyler Smart from the Peru Elementary School was the 2018 recipient of the Clinton County Sheriff For A Day contest. Congratulations Junior Deputy Smart! Deputy Smart started off her day with a swearing in ceremony and an in depth tour of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. She then received a behind the scenes tour of Plattsburgh International Airport with Deputy Williams and got to see the many functions of the airport. Deputy Smart then assisted Sgt. Holland and Deputy Bechard with processing a Burglary scene. Deputy Smart was able to document/process the scene while obtaining latent fingerprints and securing a mold of a footwear impression to catch the suspect! Junior Deputy Smart got a tour of the Clinton County Office of Emergency Services 911 Center and got to witness the excellent work their dispatchers do during emergencies. It was certainly a busy day but before her end of tour, Deputy Smart assisted Deputy LaValley and the Marine Patrol with locating a swimmer in distress in Treadwell Bay and bringing him back to shore safely. Excellent work Junior Deputy Smart! Thank You to Plattsburgh International Airport and Clinton County Office of Emergency Services for assisting us in making this event spectacular.