Rob Little
Crime Prevention
 

Rob Little serves as our Crime Prevention Officer. Rob started with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Deputy in June of 2010. From 2010 until early 2012 he worked in Adult Corrections until being transferred to the Operations Division and assigned as a Patrol Deputy.

While a Patrol Deputy he attended the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, Kansas in March of 2012 and graduated in June of 2012. Rob remained a Partol Deputy until September 2015.

In September of 2015 Rob was reassigned to the position of Prevention Deputy. Since starting his duties as the Saline County Sheriff’s Office Prevention Deputy he has attended and graduated from D.A.R.E. Officer Training becoming certified to facilitate the D.A.R.E. keepin it Real program.  In March of 2016 he will be traveling to Houston, TX. to attend the G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training program.  After completion he will be certified to facilitate the G.R.E.A.T. program to the students.

Rob currently instruct the prevention programs at St. Mary’s Elementary / Sacred Heart School, and St. John's Military School.

D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)

The Saline County Sheriff's Office implemented the D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program in Salina and Saline County in August of 1990. The program targets elementary students abuse, usage and experimentation of illegal substances and violent acts. Since the program's conception, we have also implemented the D.A.R.E. Junior High and Senior High Programs serving five school districts.

 

D.A.R.E. SUMMARY

The D.A.R.E.'s keepin' it REAL Curriculum is designed based onthe Socio-Emotional Learning Theory (SEL).  SEL identifies fundamentals, basic skills and developmental processes needed for healthy development including: self-awareness and management, responsible decision making, understanding others, relationship and communication skills, and handling responsibities and challenges.  The curriculum uses this theory to teach youth to control thier impulses and think about risks and consequences resulting in more responsible choices.  We believe that if you can teach youth to make safe and responsible decisions, this guides them to healthy choices not only about drugs, but across all parts of their lives.  As they grow to be responsible ctizens,they wil lead healthier and more productive drug-free lives.

The ten lessons are arranged in a scaffolding process, starting with the basics about responsibility and decision making and then building on each other allowing students to develop their own responses to real life situations.  The very 1st lesson starts with responsibility and introduces decision making with subsequent lessons applying these skills in increasing complex ways to drug use and other choices in their lives.

IT is D.A.R.E.'s vision that youth who think their way though situations, make better choices that are not impulsive, communicate, and relate to people, will be drug-free and more successful in all areas of their lives. 

G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education And Training)

The Sheriff's Office operates the G.R.E.A.T (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Program. The program focuses on providing skills necessary to combat the temptations of getting involved in gang activities and behaviors. It will target fifth grade students in Salina and Saline County.

What is G.R.E.A.T.?

The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program is an evidence-based, national and international gang and violence prevention program that has been building trust between Law Enforcement and Communities for almost 30 years.  G.R.E.A.T. is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.  It is designed for children in the years immediately before the prime ages for introduction into gangs and delinquent behavior.  The G.R.E.A.T. program is built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula. It provides a continuum of components for children and their families. 

 

S.O.S. Camp

The S.O.S. Camp is a cooperative program involving the Sheriff's Office and Salina Parks and Recreation. The goal of this program is to teach youth how to succeed in our community.  Events of the camp will involve teambuilding and sports education activities.  Each day of this camp will end at the Lakewood Discovery Center.

Fishing Explorers

The Fishing Explorer program is a cooperative program between the Sheriff's Office and Salina Parks and Recreation. The goal of this program is to expose local youth to healthy and positive outdoor activities. Youth who enroll in the Fishing Explorer's program meet on Tuesdays and Friday's in June and July and are transported to area lakes and ponds where they learn to fish.  Youth are giving classroom instruction and demonstrations before they are take out to fish.  The G.R.E.A.T. concepts and ideas are stressed as well as the importance of having positive alternative activities. This developes self-confidence as it stimulates a lifetime interest. All Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourisms regulations will be followed.

 

 

 

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