The School Program provides law enforcement assistance to the school community to develop and foster a more positive attitude toward law enforcement by students and to combat crime on a delinquency prevention basis. Providing programs for faculty, staff and PTO's as requested.
Deputies serve as a resource to students, parents, faculty, and staff by:
Teaching and explaining the law enforcement role in society.
Being available to talk with interested students, faculty, parents, etc., on questions or concerns as they relate to the law enforcement role.Responding to law enforcement calls for service or conducting investigations at the schools.
Project ChildSafe, is a nationwide program that helps ensure save and responsible firearm ownership and storage that promotes gun safety for everyone.
We have FREE gun locks available for the public. The firearms safety kits include a safety brochure that covers a variety of options for firearms storage and a free cable-style gun lock.
Education and enforcement aimed at eradicating methamphetamine use and production in Mercer County.
Our department is committed to being proactive in our efforts to keep meth users and producers out of Mercer County. This is a task that requires cooperation of all law enforcement agencies in the county and the assistance of county residents.
Many meth labs are discovered by citizens noticing strange or unusual activities in their neighborhoods and reporting such activities to local law enforcement. I hope citizens and law enforcement continue to work together to eradicate this vicious drug from our county.
Signs of a Methamphetamine Lab
Strong smell that might resemble urine, or unusual chemical smell like ether, ammonia, or acetone.
Little or no traffic during the day, high increase in traffic at extremely late hours.
Vehicle trunks loaded with chemical containers, or basic chemistry paraphernalia-glassware, rubber tubing, etc.
Lab materials surrounding the property or being carried into the residence.
The Mercer County Youth Bureau, a branch of the Mercer County Sheriff’s
Office, is a diversion program that works with youth
ages 7-17 who are experiencing personal, family, school or
Services offered through the Youth Bureau for youth and their families
include individual counseling, brief family counseling, education, crisis
intervention, case management and referrals services.
The Mercer County Youth Bureau works closely with local
school districts, law enforcement, health facilities and other youth related
The primary goal of the Youth Bureau is to provide early intervention
services for youth and their families in an effort to
divert youth from further legal and social difficulties.
Referrals are received from Juvenile Court, law
enforcement, school administration, Social Services, healthcare and
mental health providers and parents