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In Memoriam: Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014, A Great and Caring District Attorney

Posted on Nov 8th, 2014

Tom Sneddon

Santa Barbara County's District Attorney from 1982-2006, Tom Sneddon loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Tom was heavily involved in victim witness issues, drug and alcohol programs, the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, domestic violence, Sexual Assault Response Teams, CASA (Court Appointed Special Assistants), Rape Crisis Center, gang violence, career offenders, Three Strikes where appropriate, and the truancy program to name a…

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Red Ribbon Week takes first strides with 5K

Posted on Oct 29th, 2014

Staff Sgt. Shane Makary

Staff Sgt. Shane Makary, ordinance maintenance platoon sergeant, Combat Logistics Batalion 13, receives a trophy for coming in second place during the Red Ribbon Week 5K race at Desert Winds Golf Course, Oct. 23, 2014. From Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Daren the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Lion diligently led the group of runners in some motivational stretches. The runners anxiously waited for the count down. 3 … 2 … 1: the siren…

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MURRIETA: Red Ribbon Week Prime Time for D.A.R.E. Message

Posted on Oct 28th, 2014

The Best Me is Drug-Free

From Daily Southern California News. The Murrieta Police Department’s Traffic Division Officers and School Resource Officers recently completed a series of presentations at local elementary schools for Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Red Ribbon Week.  The presentations, like this one at Oak Meadows Elementary School, focused on the D.A.R.E. message of making good decisions and avoiding drugs and violence. The Murrieta Police Department strongly supports the D.A.R.E. Program…

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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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