ICSO's goal is to bring awareness to students about the dangers of tobacco
IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Imperial County Sheriff's Office (ICSO) is excited to announce the implementation of a new Tobacco Education and Prevention Unit.
ICSO was awarded grant funding of over $700,000.
Funding for this program will allow the ICSO to provide education, prevention and community outreach regarding the dangers and effects of tobacco to local elementary through high school aged children.
In total, 12 elementary/middle schools and two high schools will be served, according to ICSO.
Dedicated Sheriff's Liaison Officers will provide the education and prevention information to the children for a period of three years.
Officer's Nancy Marquez and Angelica Garcia have been selected as the Sheriff's representatives for this program and will lead the day to day operations of this unit.