The Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy, Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union and the Harford County Sheriff’s Foundation have joined together to create the CORE trailer (Community OutReach Effort).
The CORE trailer is a mobile educational platform that allows county agencies to take drug use prevention messages, in the form of interactive scenario-based lessons, directly to middle- and high-school-age youth in the community.
On Thursday, Harford County leaders took a tour of the new unit at the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct in Edgewood. Elementary school students in the Sheriff’s Office Pledge awareness program demonstrated the interactive educational tools available inside the CORE trailer.
The concept for the CORE trailer has been in development for over two years but the project was delayed because of COVID, said Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler. The project was funded by a $120,000 grant from Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union to the sheriff’s office foundation.
“CORE fills a missing piece in our prevention efforts,” Gahler said.