The Copley Police Department has specially trained officers who work with our children in the classroom. The DARE Program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is presented in the Copley-Fairlawn Schools. The subject matter includes lessons on drug use and misuse, personal safety, resistance techniques, decision making, and risk taking.


Copley Police Officers are very involved in the Copley-Fairlawn Schools and in our Community. Officer Sarah Shendy has been involved with the Copley-Fairlawn DARE Program since 2010 and is a huge advocate for this program. Officer Shendy states, "It's the single most thing that's changed my life and helped me advance personally and professionally." She has made many friends over those years.  Officer Shendy met Samantha M. in 2011.  Samantha was only 6 years old at the time. She was in the first grade.  That's where their relationship started and blossomed.  Samantha is now 13 years old.  Their friendship has grown over the years and hopefully will last a lifetime.  

Officer Shendy and SamanthaOfficer Shendy and Samantha 

Officer Shendy and Samantha