Mission Statement

Drive Home Safe Driving School’s mission is to produce safe drivers through the use of education in defensive driving, traffic awareness, traffic laws, and understanding and controlling the driver’s own vehicle.

About Drive Home Safe

Drive Home Safe Driving School is owned and operated by a retired veteran police officer, Dennis Harper. Dennis has twenty 28 years of law enforcement experience. He has taught the Emergency Vehicle Operators Course: Train the Trainer Program for the Illinois Police Training Board to police officers for twenty five years.

Dennis has been a Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist within his police department for many years as well as a detective investigating a variety of cases from minor/major crashes to serious crimes. He has been an instructor in traffic law and is experienced in public speaking. Dennis teaches teens and the general public defensive driving techniques that will keep young people and adults alike safe while driving home everyday. Working to prevent accidents, reducing injuries and saving lives his entire career, Dennis is an Illinois Licensed Driver Education Instructor for Drive Home Safe Driving School located in Geneva and Oswego Illinois.

Dennis Harper

  • DHS Driving School - Owner/Manager
  • Instructor - Teen / Adult Classroom, Behind the Wheel

Steve Furlan 

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor
  • Instructor - Teen / Adult Classroom, Behind the Wheel
  • Former police officer

Steven Patten

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor
  • Instructor - Teen /Adult Classroom, Behind the Wheel
  • Current Dean's Assistant at Oswego East High School
  • Former Coach local feeder program Oswego East basketball

Fred Bruder

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel
  • Former Drivers Education Instructor for the St. Charles School District
  • Former Secretary of State DMV Examiner 

 Nicholas Biggs

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor
  • IT Specialist
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel

Amber (Harper) Biggs

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor / Office Manager
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel
  • Certified Teacher K-9th Grade  

Richard LaTart

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel
  • Certified Licensed Security Officer
  • Former Insurance Specialist 

Alan Johnson 

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor / Office Manager 
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel
  • Retired Correctional Officer

Joe Accardi

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor 
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel
  • Has past law enforcement experience

 Johnny (Kip) Rose

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel
  • Former Police Officer
  • Has received the highest law enforcement award (The Medal of Valor) Aurora Police Department. 

Eric Neilsen

  • DHS Driving School Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel
  • Has past law enforcement experience

Clayton Peterson

  • DHS Driving School Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel 

James Kwiatkowski

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel

Ryan Tackitt

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel

Ashley Lederman

  • DHS Driving School Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel

Derrick Padovich

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel

Darlene Nieison

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel

Valerie Skogman

  • DHS Driving School - Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel

Jeffrey King

  • DHS Driving School Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel

Kaelynn Wilson

  • DHS Driving - Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel

Doug Sibon

  • DHS Driving - Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel
  • Former Police Officer

Terry Zettle

  • DHS Driving - Instructor
  • Instructor - Adult / Teen Classroom, Behind the Wheel