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Outreach Program Aims to Connect Kids with Law Enforcement

Posted on Jul 28th, 2016

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Pay It Forward Paragould paired up with the Paragould Police Department and Greene County Sheriff’s Office for a Cops 2 Kids outreach program. The goal of this program is to connect officers with area youth by giving out snacks to kids while they’re out of school for the summer. Donations of water, juice, snacks, toys, and bubbles are being accepted and can be dropped off at the police department or sheriff’s office. “A lot of times when patrol officers…

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YAB Members Participate in Creating PSA Video to Promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum

Posted on Jul 5th, 2016

Recently 12 select members of our D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board participated in creating a public service announce (PSA) video to promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum. All 12 YAB members were invited to Orlando, Florida for a workshop on June 6-9, 2016, hosted by D.A.R.E. America’s CEO, Frank Pegueros, Director of Project Development, Mistie Bell-Renfro and Jacqueline Ho, Youth Advocacy Board Coordinator. Special guest presenter, Bill Russ, also known as RETRO Bill was…

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Police Department Finds a Way to Interact with Kids in the Summer

Posted on May 17th, 2016

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould Police Department is finding a way to interact with children throughout the summer. The department is teaming up with Pay it Forward Paragould to pass out snacks and drinks to kids. “We will gather some donations as far as juice boxes, snacks, toys or anything we can give out to the community and kids while they are playing,” Corporal Thon Beesley said. Beesley is a part of the DARE program in Paragould, and he said this program will help…

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Bay Elementary receives award from D.A.R.E program

Posted on May 23rd, 2015

From WMC Action News 5. BAY, AR (KAIT) - A group of Bay Elementary students were recognized for being "the best of the best.” Ms. Johnson's 5th grade class at Bay received a plaque from Deputy Jamey Carter with the Craighead County Sheriff's Department on Thursday. This group of kids ranked highest of any Drug Abuse Resistance Education group in all of the Craighead County schools. Deputy Carter said he is proud of the students and hopes what they learned from the D.A.R.E…

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D.A.R.E. seeking vehicle to educate against drugs

Posted on Oct 25th, 2014

School officer seeking vehicle to educate against drugs. From The Sun Times. Heber Springs, Arkansas Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Officer Mandee Love of the Heber Springs Police Department and is going above and beyond in her efforts to educate Heber Springs school children about the dangers of drugs. In her short time as a new School Resource Officer on the Heber Springs School District campus, she has become actively involved in providing education for kids regarding…

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Arkansas Attorney General Announces School Safety Initiative

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014

From Times Record Online Edition. LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Tuesday the launch of a training initiative for law enforcement officers, educators and emergency responders to help schools prepare for the possibility of active threats on campus. In what he said would likely be his last news conference as attorney general, McDaniel, who is prohibited by term limits from seeking a third term, said his office has added two agents in its Special…

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DARE Program Starting Back Up

Posted on Sep 16th, 2014

From KAIT8.com. JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Kids are back in school and so are Jonesboro Police Officers with the DARE program. Drug Abuse Resistance Education is a national program involving a ten week curriculum for fifth graders. Jonesboro officers go into the classrooms and talk to children about drug and alcohol abuse, peer pressure, bullying, and stress. Corporal Kevin Foust with the JPD said they want to provide kids with all the information and support they can. “We want…

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Back to School Safety Tips

Posted on Aug 18th, 2014

From ArkansasMatters.com. LITTLE ROCK, AR (National Safety Council) - School buses are one of the safest forms of transportation on the road today. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riding a bus to school is 13 times safer than riding in a passenger vehicle and 10 times safer than walking to school. The reality of school bus safety is that more children are hurt outside the bus than inside as passengers. Most of the children who lose their lives in…

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The New Arkansas D.A.R.E. Officers Association Board (2013-2015)

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2013

President Larry RogersP.O. Box 696Dardanelle, AR (479)477-4640 [email protected] Vice President Luke Lane308 W MainCorning, AR 72422 (870)323-3361 [email protected] Secretary Mandee Love904 Hwy 62WMountain Home, AR 72653 (870)321-2085 [email protected] Treasurer Jamey Carter111 CobeanLake City, AR 72437 (870)897-4930 [email protected] Sergeant at Arms Edward Elliott904 Hwy 62WMountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 425-7000 [email protected] Past…

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Batesville, Arkansas D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on Apr 21st, 2013

Independence County Sheriff’s Department, Batesville, AR - April 2013 (BATESVILLE, AR) – Batesville sixth graders from west and central magnet elementaries heard from two special agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The agents spoke during their D.A.R.E. graduation held on April 17th. SA Wilson shared with the D.A.R.E. graduates the importance of decision-making, consequences, and being held accountable for your decisions. SA Davis spoke about the role of DEA as a law…

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