Top Secret Project
In 2020, Draper City Police Department hosted “The Top Secret Project”, a traveling exhibit designed to help parents and professionals who work with youth to recognize potential warning signs.
Participants explored a makeshift teen’s bedroom and learned to identify objects that could provide critical insights about potentially risky behavior. Amidst the clutter of clothing scattered on the floor, school supplies on a desk and personal care products on a vanity there are more than 150 items that can actually be signals that a young person could be involved in risky, harmful or even illegal activity.
Following a walk through the exhibit, a presentation provided participants with insights into some of the items in the room and identifies how each can signal a warning about alcohol or other drug use, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, bullying, criminal or gang activity, and other mental health concerns.
“The Top Secret Project” was on display at Corner Canyon High School - Auditorium in January 2020. The Top Secret Project is an educational resource made possible thanks to support from Draper Police Honorary Colonels; Canyons School District; Corner Canyon High School; Juan Diego High School; and Lone Peak Hospital.