A detective with the Bristol Police Department, Bob Osborne received an associates degree in criminal justice from Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT. In addition to his regular police work, Bob Osborne of Farmington, CT is an active supporter of D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).
Founded in 1983, D.A.R.E. is now prevalent in 52 countries. In the United States, its programming is being used in 75 percent of the country’s school districts. The police officer-led education curricula are split into three separate categories for elementary, middle school, and high school, with four different modules designed for the specific interests of high school students. One of those is the myPlaybook student athlete module.
The student athlete curriculum builds upon the general myPlaybook module, which is designed for the general student body. Both are interactive educational platforms with online aspects in which students are required to evaluate their own behavior and forge continued interaction with the assigned police officer. The student athlete curriculum, however, focuses on the negative effects that drugs and alcohol can have on athlete performance, keeping players from reaching their full potential in the classroom and on the field.