The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office created Operation Street Smart in July 2002 as a way to take community oriented policing to a new level. Street Smart is a collaborative effort between D.A.R.E. and the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which is the Sheriff’s Office undercover narcotics branch. The goal of Street Smart is to provide current and up-to-date narcotics information on trends, terminology, paraphernalia, and physiological effects to those individuals who deal with today’s youth on a daily basis.
Today 95 professionals, teachers, law enforcement officers, social workers and community members learned the latest trends, ways to conceal, and types of drugs that are popular today. As a parent and professional, this information might be the difference between someone getting help and someone dying of an overdose.