CITY CLERK/MUNICIPAL COURT:
PARKS & RECREATION:
The Branson Police Department is proud to announce our community outreach program for local teenagers. S.T.E.P. (Summer Teen Engagement Program) took place May 20th – 24th. Branson Police staff and Branson Public Schools principals and counselors selected ten 8th grade students to participate. Each student experienced individualized challenges throughout the school year and staff determined program participation could greatly enhance their future.
This fall, each student will begin 9th grade at Branson High School. Parental permissions were secured and all ten students volunteered to participate in the program. S.T.E.P. was supported and funded through local donations; this program was provided at no cost to the students.
The weeklong program included positive police interaction and mentoring while experiencing many local traditional attractions. Each day, police mentors included discussions about life choices and focused conversations on leadership, integrity and character. Our ultimate goal is to establish valued student/police relationships and encourage these students to set goals and seek excellence in all their endeavors. All officers are assigned to the Branson Schools and will maintain contact with the S.T.E.P. students and assist them stay focused and succeed throughout their high school years.
Local businesses partnered with the police department and provided S.T.E.P. resources daily student lunches: