By Terry Kovarik
Door County Sheriff’s Department Juvenile Investigator Chris Neuville was recently elected President of the Wisconsin D.A.R.E. Officers Association. The association meets annually and D.A.R.E officers use it as a chance to network and share ideas on what’s working in their communities. Neuville has served as head of Door County’s program for the past 15-years. He says one of the program’s biggest successes is the ability to break down barriers and to develop trust between youngsters and police officers.
Chris Neville says he understands how relationships between young people and officers develop through school visits. It was a regular visit to his school by a retired police officer that led him to a law enforcement career.