Code 411 Program

CODE 411:

  • is a substance abuse, violence prevention and internet safety program that is provided to the students of Clive/West Des Moines in the 2nd, 5th/6th, 7th, and 9th grades.

  • is a dynamic 10-week program designed to assist students in recognizing and resisting the pressures that influence them.

  • Covers bullying and harassment, and how it affects people, as well as, how someone can get arrested for harassing another individual.

  • Addresses various crimes that are common to teenagers, such as criminal mischief/vandalismshoplifting, assault, burglary and a variety of other crimes.

In 2007 the Clive Police Department in partnership with the West Des Moines Police Department and the West Des Moines Community Schools developed a new program.  This program focuses on the understanding of the effects on the body from tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, inhalants, prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  We discuss the laws of under-age use and possession.

The last two lessons of the program focus on internet safety.  We discuss the dangers of the internet, instant messaging, texting messages, chat rooms, MySpace, and Facebook.  We also cover the dangers of strangers on the internet and not providing your personal information to someone you don’t know.

At the end of the program there will be a graduation ceremony at the school recognizing the students for all of their hard work during the course.