November 25, 2015


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Officer Steve Abercrombie with our Partners from Empire Events and Solutions

Posted on Oct 28th, 2015

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D.A.R.E. Cited in Press Release of Rep. Bill Johnson and Rep. Doris Matsui

Posted on Jul 29th, 2015

Bill Johnson and Doris Matsui

  D.A.R.E. cited in press release for support of proposed legislation which would prohibit the sale of cough medicines containing the ingredient dextromethorphan to minors.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 28, 2015   CONTACTS: Rep. Bill Johnson - BEN KEELER (330) 337-6951 Rep. Doris Matsui - JULIE EDDY (202) 225-7163     Johnson, Matsui Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Teen Abuse of Over-the-Counter Cough Medicines   Bill would…

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Kids gather books, money to open libraries in Africa

Posted on Mar 16th, 2015

DARE library drive

By Michael Ellis Langley. From Tracy Press. D.A.R.E. library drive: Drug Abuse Resistance Education students from around Tracy have collected more than 7,000 books to send to Africa. The books, and monetary donations, will help establish libraries in remote places for African school children. A battered, dusty cargo container at the back of the Boyd Service Center on Tracy Boulevard gives little outward sign of the hope and generosity contained within. At the back of the container,…

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Saul Serrano, South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs Thrive Together

Posted on Jan 15th, 2015

Saul Serrano

From Noozhawk. Saul Serrano, coordinator of the South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs, is proud of the organization’s role in reducing youth gang membership and violence — and he appreciates the difficulty of the accomplishment. “In some cases, I see myself,” he says. “In others, I see my family members, my cousins. I know if my family members had these kinds of programs growing up, things would have been different.” (Joshua Molina / Noozhawk photo). When Saul Serrano was 13…

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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 ( — City prosecutors said Monday they have a plan to help staff and parents tackle issues surrounding safe…

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