The City Commission recognized the City Garage Fleet Services Team and certain local business members for their contribution and efforts in the creation of several new G.R.A.D.E. vehicles. Due to their generosity in time, labor and materials, the City of Coral Springs and the Police Department saved approximately $25,000 in expenses for the restoration, conversion and maintenance of two used and one current City vehicle into showpieces for the G.R.A.D.E. program and other City events. The Police Department began offering the Gang Resistance and Drug Education program in 1996 to more than 2,600 fifth grade students each year in Coral Springs public and private schools. School Resource Officers from the department created the program, an adaptation of the national Drug Abuse Resistance Education curriculum, to focus more on local children and issues facing them every day about gangs, drugs and bullies. A list of all the contributors is available on the Commission meeting agenda. For more information on the program, please call 954-346-1215.