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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

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Programs and Services


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

DuPage County Sheriff's deputies present the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program to school children throughout the unincorporated area.
G.R.E.A.T. is designed to help children set goals for themselves, resist pressures, learn how to resolve conflicts without violence, and understand how gangs and youth violence impact the quality of their lives.

Students discover for themselves the ramifications of gang and youth violence through structured exercises and interactive approaches to learning.

Through the combined efforts of law enforcement, schools and the community, we can make a difference in the lives of children by giving them the necessary skills and information to say "NO" to gangs and acts of random violence.

For more information visit the G.R.E.A.T. home page.