Special Programs

The Thomasville Police Department is a proud host of many special community programs and youth engagements. We are committed to community policing and believe that working together with our citizens and partner organizations is the best way to tackle problems within the community, build stronger relationships, and foster a better connection with our youth. We receive many requests from organizations and citizens wishing to have police presence or involvement with their events and gatherings. Please understand that due to the large volume of requests for participation, we are unable to fulfill every engagement. If you would like to contact our community relations team please email Crystal.parker@thomasville.org

Officers can be hired for off-duty assignments and events by contacting Extra Duty Solutions at info@extradutysolutions.com or calling 203-202-3911. 


Junior Law Enforcement Academy (JLEA)

This is a one-week summer day camp designed to teach youth about law enforcement. This is a dynamic camp emphasizing leadership, decision making, team building, and a working knowledge of the “hows and whys” of the police department. Camp dates are advertised annually and the class has a limited number of seats. 

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

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program is a 10 week course designed to teach kids about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and violence. The D.A.R.E. Decision Making Course is used to support the program in order to help participants make positive, healthy choices throughout their life. School Resource officers teach the D.A.R.E. curriculum to fifth graders at Jerger, Scott, and Harper Elementary Schools. 


Safe-T-Ville is a summer safety program for children ages 5-7. The program focuses on teaching the youth about a variety of safety topics and features presentations from not only the police department but 911 Dispatchers, EMS, Fire Department, Electricity safety, bike safety, stranger danger, dog safety and much more.