School Resource Officer (SRO) Program
In partnership with the Town of Plainfield and the Plainfield Community School Corporation, the Plainfield Police Department currently provides three full-time School Resource Officers and two off-duty officers to schools in our community to increase the safety of our educational facilities and foster lasting relationships with educators and students. Sergeant Todd Knowles leads the program and is primarily assigned to Plainfield Community Middle School. He is joined by Officer John Endsley at Plainfield High School, and Officer Chris Duffer at Clarks Creek Elementary School. The other schools are staffed by off-duty officers who perform safety and security functions at those locations.
Plainfield High School "Together We Lead" Club
SRO John Endsley established the Together We Lead Club at Plainfield High School in an effort to build mentoring relationships with interested students. The Together We Lead Club meets on a regular basis during school hours, and has scheduled functions that occur outside of the school day to promote individual and team growth of the participants.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program
The Plainfield Police Department has been presenting the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program since 1991 in the Plainfield Community School Corporation. The DARE Program teaches kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. DARE is currently presented to 6th-grade students at Plainfield Community Middle School by Sergeant Todd Knowles.
The Choices Program
Sergeant Todd Knowles leads the Choices Program with 8th-grade students at PCMS. The Choices Program addresses issues facing teens today and provides them with the skills needed to make sound choices when confronted with difficult situations. Officer Knowles arranges guest speakers that also come to speak with students regarding issues such as:
- Peer Pressure
- The juvenile justice system
- Teen dating violence
The Plainfield Police Department provides several presentations to elementary school students in the Plainfield Community School Corporation and St. Susanna School regarding Good Touch/Bad Touch, Halloween Safety, Red Ribbon Week celebrations, and other preschool programs relating to safety issues. Youth organizations that are interested in receiving presentations or that would like to tour our facilities are encouraged to make those arrangements by contacting us at (317) 838-3565.