August 28, 2016


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Steve Abercrombie and Tracy D.A.R.E. Win 2016 Compassion in Action Award

Posted on Aug 5th, 2016

Steve Abercrombie

Congratulations to Officer Steve Abercrombie and Tracy D.A.R.E. for being selected to receive an African Library Project 2016 Compassion in Action Award. This international honor is awarded annually by the African Library Project to book drive organizers and Africans that have made an outstanding contribution to African literacy. During the last two years, Tracy D.A.R.E. has turned donated books into 26 new libraries in Ghana and Malawi through the African Library Project. Chris Bradshaw,…

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Hundreds of Santa Maria 6th Grade Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

Santa Maria

Students complete drug, alcohol and tobacco resistance program. SANTA MARIA, Calif. - More than 1,000 6th grade students in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District celebrated graduation from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program on Friday morning at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge. Students at the ceremony included those from: Battles Elementary, Bruce Elementary, Jimenez Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Oakley Elementary, Ontiveros Elementary, Sanchez Elementary, Tunnell…

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Over 1,000 Sixth-Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

Santa Maria Bonita School District DARE Graduation 2016

During the D.A.R.E. program commencement Friday, over 1,000 Santa Maria Bonita School District students pledged to stay substance-free and exercise their right to say "no" to peer pressure. The Santa Maria Elks Lodge was filled with proud graduates from Liberty, Sanchez, Ontiveros, Oakley, Robert Bruce, Battles, Tunnell and Jimenez schools. All were proudly donning their white D.A.R.E. T-shirts and excitedly awaited the commencement address, their fellow classmates' winning essays and…

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Tracy D.A.R.E. Creates Libraries in Africa

Posted on Apr 21st, 2016

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Santa Maria Police Department Graduates over 700 in its D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2016

St. Mary of the Assumption School D.A.R.E. Graduation

RETRO BILL was the Keynote Speaker at the Santa Maria Police Department's Annual D.A.R.E. Graduation hosted by D.A.R.E. Officer Al Torres. Over 700 6th Grade Santa-Maria Bonita School District students graduated from the D.A.R.E. Program at the end of the fall 2015 semester. Over 900 additional Santa-Maria Bonita School District students are currently enrolled in D.A.R.E. and are scheduled to graduate from the Santa Maria Police Department's D.A.R.E. program in June of…

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Officer Steve Abercrombie and his D.A.R.E. Team collect 7,000 pairs of shoes and over two million miles of opportunity

Posted on Dec 27th, 2015


Everyone needs a reliable pair of shoes.  We estimate that the average pair of shoes lasts 600 miles.  If each of these shoes still has at least 300 miles then D.A.R.E. Officer Steve Abercrombie and his team are providing the shoes for 2.1 million miles of opportunity.  Great job…

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Retro Bill Keynote Speaker at Indiana and California D.A.R.E. Graduations

Posted on Dec 17th, 2015

Retro Bill

  Retro Bill says "HELLO" and wants to let you know he is out there doing his best for…

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D.A.R.E. Students Reaching Out Across the Globe

Posted on Dec 10th, 2015

Steve Abercrombie

When Tracy D.A.R.E. Officer Steve Abercrombie (right) and his D.A.R.E. students take on a project they think big.  They see  boundaries and borders not as obstacles but just another challenge to overcome on the road to a successful project.  So it should be no surprise that Officer Abercrombie, his D.A.R.E. students, and the whole community of Tracy, CA, collected over 17,000 books for the library at D/A “B” primary school in Kwaku-Mpreeso, Ghana.  Take a look at some of these pictures…

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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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