LISBON — Students and staff at Lisbon Community School arrive at school knowing every effort is made to keep them safe and secure. Officer Jeff Picard is the school resource officer and is a welcome presence on the Mill Street campus.

A member of the Lisbon Police Department, Picard assists students, staff and parents with true-gut sincerity for the safety of all within the school and greater community. Picard is the emergency and security contact for the school and also serves on the District Safety Committee.

Picard assists in classrooms throughout the school year with content learning aspects of bus safety, building evacuations, stranger “danger” situations and more. He is the Drug Abuse Resistance Education advisor for all grade five students. The program is a comprehensive, in-depth 10 week curriculum with a capstone celebration held annually with the school’s community partners at Bates College.

District-wide participation includes Picard’s assistance with the Lisbon High School D.A.R.E. program and other student-focused agendas. Picard is a licensed police department instructor and supports the community with educational resources providing parent groups with workshops on specific areas of interest.

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