Youth Services Division
Contact - 662-680-6037
The Youth Services Division of the Lee County Sheriff''s Department reaches out to the Youth of the community in the hope to offer guidance to help influence the decisions they make in life. This division houses DARE,School Resource Officers, school programs, teen driving programs, Interns, Junior Deputy Academies and other youth events/functions.
This Unit also fingerprints children/teens for schools, daycares, nurseries and Head Starts; speaks to boy/girl scouts, church groups, youth groups and other groups in the community; and also participates in community days, fall festivals, spring flings and other community events when asked.
2013 Summer Camp Schedule
June 3 - 7 at Mooreville ElementaryFULL
- June 10 - 14 at Shannon Elementary
June 24 - 28 at Saltillo ElementaryFULL
***A student does NOT have to attend the school where the camp is being hosted.
*****Due to some vendors requiring pre-payment this year, and also due to many signing up and not coming, we will have collect money with the completed applications. Cost is $25 and will INCLUDE all camp activities such as swimming, skating, and field trip. this will need to be paid with completed application in order to hold a spot. Camps are open to all Lee County students going INTO grades 2 - 8.
A Lee County school bus will pickup/dropoff at the avove schools to bring the students to the camp location. The camp is open to any students in Lee County (including Baldwyn and Nettleton). There are a certain amount of slots per camp - first come (completed application and fee), first served. Application can be downloaded from this site or can be obtained by calling our office at 662-680-6037.*** (A student does not have to attend the hosting school to attend that specific camp.)
The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program has been taught in the Lee County Schools since 1994. This national recognized 10-week curriculum is taught by certified, uniformed officers who go into the classes each week to the 5/6th grade. D.A.R.E. is taught to Verona/Plantersville 5th graders, Guntown 6th & 8th graders, Saltillo 5th graders, Shannon Elementary 5th graders, Shannon Middle School, Mooreville 5th graders, Mooreville 6th graders, Nettleton 5th graders, Nettleton Middle School, Baldwyn 5th graders and Baldwyn Middle Schoolers. D.A.R.E. is not just a "say no" curriculum. D.A.R.E. teaches many important lessons needed in everyday life such as decision making skills, making healthy decisions regarding alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs, peer pressure, bullying, internet safety, friendships, communication skills and much more. The new D.A.R.E. curriculum encourages higher thinking skills, teamwork and good decision making skills.
For more information about the D.A.R.E. program visit their website
The teen driving program combines classroom instruction with driving exercises. The objective of the program is to enhance young drivers' awareness of the complex task of operating a motor vehicle. We also create and practice skills that will prepare them to anticipate and handle hazards that occur daily in normal driving conditions.
NEXT CLASS: Summer, 2013 Download an application
Junior Deputy Academy - The JDA began in 2004. The Lee County Sheriff''s Dept. offers a training program for young adults who are interested in pursuing a law enforcement career. This Academy lasts for two weeks and focuses in all aspects/areas of law enforcement and the court systems. There is physical training each day, along with hands-on activities and instruction. This program is open to all Lee County youth who range in age from 16 - up and must have a positive standing in their school and community. College students needing Intern hours will be considered first. Any high school/college Interns will need to attend, and successfully complete, the JDA before moving on for more hours. (pictured is the 2011 Junior Academy class)
2013 JDA will be held July 8-12, 2013. Click here for APPLICATION
Summer Camps are held each year for Lee County students. These summer camps are a big hit with the young people and allows the officers to do special activities with the kids that they normally would not be able to do during the school year. Such activities are crafts, projects, activities, games, and classes in drug/character education, decision making, violence and bullying prevention.