DARE Officer Bios

Sgt. Mathew Briehan - SRO/DARE Coordinator


Hello, my name is Sergeant Matt Breihan and I have been part of the Edwardsville Police Department since August of 2002. Prior to my career as a law enforcement officer, I attended Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

My career with the Edwardsville Police Department began with my training at the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield Illinois. During my career as a law enforcement officer I have served different functions within the department such as: Field Training Officer, Crisis Intervention Officer, Crime Scene Technician, Firearms Trainer, and Police Explorer Advisor. 

In 2014, I was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, where I supervised patrol officers in their daily activities. After my promotion, I attended Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command School. After graduating from the program, I successfully started the Edwardsville Police Departments first Citizen’s Police Academy. This program educates the citizens of our city on the different law enforcement functions to help them understand what we do as Police Officers.

In October of 2016, I assumed the role of the School Resource Officer/DARE Coordinator. As the SRO/DARE Coordinator, I supervise the SRO/DARE Officers and act as a liaison between the Edwardsville School District and the Edwardsville Police Department.

Officer Joy Davis - Liberty Middle School SRO/DARE Officer

13DavisSmallHello, my name is Officer Joy Davis and I have been employed as a police officer for the City of Edwardsville since 1997.  During my law enforcement career I have served as a Patrol Officer, Bicycle Officer, Ward Officer, P.A.C.T. Camp Instructor and a Youth Academy Instructor.  I served 11 years as the School Resource Officer for Lincoln Middle School and now have the privilege to serve as the School Resource Officer and DARE Officer for Liberty Middle School.

My undergraduate work was done at Joliet Junior College and Western Illinois University and I have a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from American Public University.  I received my Law Enforcement Training at the Police Training Institute in Champaign, Illinois and have also received special training as an Illinois Juvenile Officer and a School Resource Officer (SRO), in addition to being a D.A.R.E. Instructor.

As an SRO/DARE officer specifically assigned to a school, I serve three roles: law enforcement officer; law-related counselor; and law-related & antidrug education teacher.  I am a visible active law enforcement figure on campus dealing with any law-related issues and available as a classroom resource for instruction in law related education, violence diffusion, safety programs, alcohol and drug prevention, crime prevention and other areas.


Officer Officer Barb Frolik - Lincoln Middle School SRO/DARE Officer

Frolik smallI am Officer Barb Frolik and I am the School Resource/D.A.R.E. Officer currently assigned to Lincoln Middle School.  I am an Edwardsville native and Edwardsville High School graduate.I have been employed as a police officer with the City of Edwardsville since 1998, prior to my employment with the City of Edwardsville  I was employed a police officer with the City of St. Louis. 

During the course of my law enforcement career I have been involved in various aspects of the law enforcement field which range from being a patrol officer, detective and violent crimes task force officer.Prior to assuming the position as an SRO, I attended specialized School Resource Officer training, which instructs officers to perform three primary roles as an SRO; law enforcement officer, informal counselor/mentor, available for classroom instruction in law related education, safety programs, alcohol and drug prevention.  I also attended and successfully completed training to become a certified D.A.R.E. classroom instructor. 

As an SRO at Lincoln Middle School, I am assigned to Lincoln Middle School and I will be a visible active law enforcement figure at Lincoln Middle School.My goal is to foster a positive relationship and maintain a safe learning environment with the students, staff and parents of Lincoln Middle School. In addition to working hand and hand with the faculty and District 7 Administration to solve or prevent any problems in the school community.   


 Officer Jarrod Sprinkle - DARE Officer 

Sprinkle smallHello, my name is Jarrod Sprinkle and I have been with the Edwardsville Police Department since 2000.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from McKendree University.  At the Edwardsville Police Department, I have had many special assignments through the years.  I have been an Acting Shift Commander for the past 9 years, Crisis Intervention Team member, Crime Scene Investigator, Ward Officer, and many other assignments through my Law Enforcement career. 

I have also coached several of my sons’ teams in basketball, football, and baseball.  Between my coaching and law enforcement experience, I believe I will be able to relate well with the DARE students when teaching them the curriculum.  




Officer Ryan Grimes - DARE Officer


 I am Officer Ryan Grimes and I am currently a DARE Officer with the Edwardsville Police Department. I began my Law Enforcement career with the Danville Police Department and transferred to Edwardsville in 2018. Prior to my career in Law Enforcement, I spent time working in the business sector.

Throughout my career in Law Enforcement, I have participated in a Street Crimes Unit, Field Training Officer, Youth Academy, Crime Scene Investigation and various other tasks relating to Law Enforcement. I enjoy volunteering time for local fundraisers. It is very important to me to stay active and participate throughout community activities.

I look forward to many years of instructing our DARE program and sharing my knowledge. It is important to me to provide continuing education and a positive influence on our current students. The DARE program provides information pertaining to growth, development and life choices. I bring and outgoing, enthusiastic and devoted personality to this assignment and am excited to build a positive working relationship with our local schools. 


Edwardsville School Resource Officer Program

The School Resource Officer (SRO) is an integral part of the DARE program.  The SRO continues the link between student and law enforcement professional at the middle school level and at the high school level.

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