As a result of participation in this program, students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of negative consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
  • Increase their knowledge of influences to use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • Demonstrate CounterActing skills as a way to say "no" to negative influences.
  • View police officers as approachable and helpful.
  • Be motivated to choose healthy and safe activities.

As a result of participation in this program, parents will:

  • Increase knowledge of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use problems in their local community.
  • Identify the importance of parental influence.
  • Reinforce the belief that police are a source of help.
  • Talk with their children about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • Know the content and process of CounterAct.


CounterAct uses a variety of teaching strategies which are designed to encourage a high level of interaction among police officers, students, and parents. These include:

  • Seven student activities, three of which are completed as homework assignments with parents or other adults.
  • A set of posters to be used in classroom and parent sessions.
  • A set of 79 35mm slides which provide structure and organization to the five CounterAct sessions.

For more information contact Officer Todd Reinemann at (920) 459-3877.


To help upper elementary students learn skills to resist pressure to use alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, and to make positive choices. CounterAct involves local police departments, elementary schools, and parents in a cooperative effort.