Grain Valley Police Law Enforcement School-Based Initiative

Purpose Statement

The Law Enforcement School Based Program of the Grain Valley Police Department consists of three full time School Resource Officers who work in schools throughout each school year. The School Resource Officers are available to school staff and students on a daily basis to provide law enforcement services, as well as assisting in counseling, mentoring, teaching, and maintaining daily interaction and engagement with staff and students.

Needs Addressed

The goals of our program are to prevent drug use and related violence among our students, to build relationships between police officers and the community, and to help maintain a safe environment for students and school staff.

This program addresses the problem of drug use, aggressive behavior and violence by students.


School Resource Officers teach D.A.R.E. to 5th grade students and "Truth About Drugs" to 7th grade students. They are on duty in the schools during summer school and during summer break they present "Camp FOCUS," with the Grain Valley Police Department Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), Eastern Jackson County Youth Court and other presenters from Law Enforcement, Courts, Schools, Treatment Providers and others. 

"Camp FOCUS" is designed to provide education, counseling, mentoring and engagement of Law Enforcement with students who are selected for this program.


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Captian Jeff Palecek • 816-847-6252 

2023 COMBAT Funding:

2023 Service Projection:
700 Students

Areas Of Focus

Grain Valley South Middle School, 901 E Ryan Rd, Grain Valley, MO 64029

Grain Valley North Middle School, 31608 E Pink Hill Rd, Grain Valley, MO 64029

Matthews Elementary School, 144 NE Mcquerry Rd, Grain Valley, MO 64029

Prairie Branch Elementary School, 7243, 2100, S Dillingham Rd, Grain Valley, MO 64029

Sni-A-Bar Elementary, 701 SW Eagles Pkwy #8524, Grain Valley, MO 64029

Stony Point Elementary School, 1001 E Ryan Rd, Grain Valley, MO 64029