The School Resource Officer and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) programs allow deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office to work in Frederick County Public Schools. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office has had a partnership with the Frederick County Public Schools to provide the D.A.R.E. program since 1986 and the school resource officer program since 1998.
Deputy Jeanine Bowers teaches the D.A.R.E. program in all 11 of Frederick County's elementary schools, Deputy Rick White, and Deputy Travis Mitchell provide the program to any of the private schools in Frederick County that would like to have the program in their curriculum. The program is taught to fifth grade students.
A School Resource Officer (SRO) is assigned to all High Schools and selected Middle Schools in Frederick County. The SROs provide several services within the public schools including crime investigation and prevention, community services, criminal justice education, and enhanced safety. The SROs interact with the faculty and students daily improving the communication between the community and the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.