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STEPP


Success Through Education and Proactive Policing, or STEPP, is an educational program for Chesterfield County elementary schools. This program is a collaborative effort of the Chesterfield County Police Department and Chesterfield County Public Schools. The program is taught by non-sworn, uniformed child-safety officers in all county public elementary schools. Course topics are based on school grade level as follows:


Kindergarten – Rules
Officer friendly
School bus
Seat-belt safety
Respect for authority


1st Graders – Personal Safety
Emergency 911
Respect for authority
Safety at home
Self-discipline


2nd Graders – Interacting with Others
Respect
Standing up for yourself
Stealing
Stranger awareness


3rd Graders – Handling Conflicts
Respect for authority
Decision-making
Problem-solving
Peer pressure
Alternatives to fighting'


4th Graders -Responsibility
Respect for authority
Self-discipline
Responsible citizenship
Crime prevention
Crime resistance: vandalism
Crime resistance: shoplifting


5th Graders – Multiple Topics
Respect for self and others
Decision-making
Nonviolent conflict resolutions
Peer and social influences
Tobacco and other drug awareness
Responsible citizen