The Highland Village Police Department, in partnership with the Lewisville Independent School District, conducts a unique, interactive and informative training program to our youth called Law Enforcement Teaching Students (LETS).
The LETS program is designed to enhance the student’s basic knowledge of the dangers of alcohol and drug use, bullying, building a positive self concept, developing sound decision making skills, and recognizing and coping with peer pressure. Included in the instruction are the "Six Pillars of Success":
HVPD School Resource Officers teach the program at each local school including Highland Village Elementary, McAuliffe Elementary, Heritage Elementary and Briarhill Middle School. There are many teaching methods used to enhance the program from class discussion, role play, puzzles and competitive games. The students are encouraged to actively participate. Officers also spend time with the students at lunch, recess and other school activities to establish positive officer-student relationships.