October 25, 2014


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Drug Laced Suckers Seized At High School In Ventura County; Student Arrested

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2014

Drug-Laced Lollipops

Right: US Border Patrol agents confiscated these lollipops, hard candy, and cookies laced with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), March 5, 2014. Credit: US Border Patrol. From KCLU. They look like suckers, or lolly pops. But, they are actually made with marijuana. Simi Valley Police say they arrested a Simi Valley High School student who had two of the drug laced suckers on campus. They’re investigating to see if they may be more of the lolly pops at the school. Police say they…

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LAPD Pacific Area Launches Mobile Application to Enhance Community Safety

Posted on Sep 16th, 2014

LAPD Pacific Safety & Directory App

The Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division has developed an exciting new safety and directory mobile application to equip its communities. From PRWeb. The Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division has has taken a giant step in community policing by creating a mobile application to enhance the safety of the people they serve. Everyday people ask Police Officers for safety tips. Others request direct phone numbers they can call to file a police report or to obtain a copy…

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School Safety Program To Tackle Truancy, Gun Violence Prevention

Posted on Sep 8th, 2014

A student on his way to school walks pas

A student on his way to school walks past a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school, in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2009. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has threatened to send layoff warnings to at least 20,000 state workers unless a budget agreement is reached Friday. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) From CBS Los Angeles. VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — City prosecutors said Monday they have a plan to help staff and parents tackle issues surrounding safe…

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D.A.R.E. Is Not Cool With Weed Decriminalization in L.A. Schools

Posted on Aug 27th, 2014

Daren the Lion is not down with weed

Daren the Lion is not down with weed. From LA Weekly. California D.A.R.E. Coordinator Steve Abercrombie was not pleased to learn the news that the Los Angeles Unified School District had decriminalized small amounts of marijuana at its schools. "Wow," he tells Toke of the Town. "It seems we keep giving in more and more to different crimes and criminal activity. When does it stop? When do you finally say that you need to follow the rules?" The district announced more lenient…

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Kids Battle Bullying with Kindness Club

Posted on Aug 18th, 2014

Kids Battle Bullying with Kindness Club

Elementary kids battle bullying with kindness. From Hope Star. At a harvest festival last fall at her children’s school, Rio del Mar Elementary in Aptos, Calif., Justina Bryant spotted two boys teasing a fourth-grader with a squirt gun. He was crying and begging them to stop. “And those children weren’t listening,” recalls Bryant, 37, a marketing consultant and former teacher. Distraught, the boy bolted away from the campus, and Bryant ran after him. “Even as I was bringing him…

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Ann Schlarb: Supporting Community Safety, Efficiently

Posted on Aug 11th, 2014

Ann Schlarb- Supporting Community Safety Efficiently

From Monterey Herald. The Monterey County Board of Supervisors recently approved a six-month extension with our firm, BI Inc. We appreciate this extension and look forward to continuing to deliver a program that helps individuals successfully exit the criminal justice system and reduces recidivism. BI has worked with Monterey County since 2009, when we were selected to open and operate a Day Reporting Center for adult probationers. The center recently expanded to serve parolees, providing…

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CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday: Sept. 6, 2014

Posted on Aug 8th, 2014

CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday

From www.kionrightnow.com.  CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday™ is a free, family and community event that offers information and education about how to improve the safety and security of children, teens, families and communities. This important event, first developed by Capital Insurance Group (CIG), was born out of the concern to keep children and families safe. Date: September 6, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Capital Insurance Group, 2300 Garden Road, Monterey, CA…

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Steve Abercrombie in Pictures

Posted on Aug 6th, 2014

Steve Abercrombie at 27th DARE International Conference Opening Ceremonies Texas 2014

California D.A.R.E. State Coordinator Steve Abercrombie (right) at the Opening Ceremonies of the 27th DARE International Conference 2014 held in Grapevine,…

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First Person: D.A.R.E. Youth Rep Accepts Challenge to Help Others

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014

The original mentors and mentees of Tracy D.A.R.E. to Pay it Forward, founded by Gianna Mousalimas

At right: The original mentors and mentees of Tracy D.A.R.E. to Pay it Forward, founded by Gianna Mousalimas. From Tracy Press, by Gianna Mousalimas. This year, I will be a Tracy High senior. I have been the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Youth Advisory Board representative for the state of California for the past two years, and I am heading into my final year of service. When I was little, I wanted to be a superhero. I would wear a cape and imagine I was ridding the world of bad…

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D.A.R.E. Students Aim to Collect 25,000 Pairs in Annual Shoe Drive

Posted on Jul 27th, 2014

Annual Shoe Drive

Students in Drug Abuse Resistance Education classes will be looking to find new homes for unwanted soles during the fourth annual D.A.R.E. shoe drive, beginning in August. From Tracy Press Steve Abercrombie, the D.A.R.E. program educator, said the goal was to collect 25,000 pairs of new or used shoes. Last year’s shoe drive netted 6,000 pairs. During the past three years, donations were collected by the nearly 2,000 Tracy area D.A.R.E. students, but this time, Abercrombie decided to…

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