The Kanawha County Ambulance Authority and Metro Communications also take part as well as the school principals, the sheriff said.
"This is by far one of the very best programs we're involved in," Crosier said.
After the proms, the focus shifts to the last day of class for seniors and graduation.
Rutherford said deputies keep an eye on the schools around that last class day. The program has expanded further, with officers sent to patrol around schools for the first few days of classes.
Each of the eight Kanawha County high schools will hold graduation ceremonies at either the Civic Center or the Municipal Auditorium over the course of four days in late May.
The bomb squad will perform searches of those facilities before each of the graduation ceremonies, Crosier said.
The same high-visibility and zero-tolerance patrols will take place after graduation.
In addition to those patrols, officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and DUI patrols between prom and graduation seasons. Rutherford said deputies also would conduct compliance checks at local convenience stores to ensure clerks aren't selling alcohol to minors.
South Charleston High School Principal Mike Arbogast commended all of the agencies involved. He said the program underscores the messages the principals want to convey to their students about making good decisions.
He said students and faculty have reacted positively to the program.
Students and parents sign contracts at the beginning of the year stating that they will be drug and alcohol free at school dances, he said. Students are aware they could be given breath tests if administrators suspect they are under the influence.
"They know we have their best interests at heart," Arbogast said. "I've gotten a positive response from students and their parents. They know we care about them."
Anyone with information on parties where alcohol is being served to minors can contact deputies at 304-357-0169.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.