DeKalb County Deputy named "DARE" Officer of the Year

DeKalb County Deputy named "DARE" Officer of the Year

PHOTO: Sergeant Robin Snider, DARE coordinator for Alabama (second from left), DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris, Lieutenant Anthony Bartley, and Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson. (DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

By Staff Reports

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last week, Sergeant Robin Snider, the DARE coordinator for Alabama, visited the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office to present School Resource/DARE Officer Lieutenant Anthony Bartley with the DARE officer of the year award.

DeKalb County Sheriff Harris said, “Lieutenant Bartley started in 1992 at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer. He was then he was promoted to Chief Jail Administrator in 1994. He has also worked as a Deputy, and then in 1995 he became a School Resource/ DARE Officer for the DeKalb County School System and worked his way up to Lieutenant School Resource/DARE Supervisor."

"Lieutenant Bartley has put in a lot of hard work and long hours coordinating the DARE program between all of the other School Resource Officers, the DeKalb County School System, and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Lieutenant Bartley has done an outstanding job and this award is well deserved,” added Harris.