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Loris Police Look to Fight Gang, Drug Activity Starting with Youth

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in Community Safety, Hometown, News, South Carolina

Loris DARE

LORIS, SC (WBTW) – The Loris Police Department and local leaders are trying to come up with ways to fight drug and gang problems in the area. One of the ideas is to bring the D.A.R.E program into Loris Elementary School. “Right now we’re going to start small and start with little programs such as […]

School Liaison Police Officer, D.A.R.E. Programs Continue in Coon Rapids Schools

Posted on November 1, 2016 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Minnesota, News

Coon Rapids, MN

Contracts approved by the Coon Rapids City Council Sept. 6 continue the school liaison officer and D.A.R.E. programs at Anoka-Hennepin District 11 schools in Coon Rapids for the 2016-2017 academic year. One agreement provides school district funding for assigning Coon Rapids Police officers as school liaison officers at Coon Rapids High School, Coon Rapids and […]

D.A.R.E.: Beyond Saying No

Posted on October 14, 2016 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Kentucky, News

Cave City Police Officer James Roberts hands out workbooks to Caverna Elementary fifth-graders Thursday morning. Roberts is teaching the DARE program.

CAVE CITY — Police officer James Roberts taught his first D.A.R.E. class at Caverna Elementary School on Thursday morning to a group of fifth-graders. Right: Cave City Police Officer James Roberts hands out workbooks to Caverna Elementary fifth-graders Thursday morning. Roberts will be teaching D.A.R.E. classes at CES one day a week for a period […]

“Heroin Is Not Chic” Campaign Launches During N.Y. Fashion Week

Posted on September 13, 2016 by in Community Safety, News, Spotlight

HNIC

Non-Profit Partners with D.A.R.E America to Promote Awareness Surrounding National Heroin Epidemic Heroin Is Not Chic, HINC, a non-profit organization aimed to promote awareness of the growing heroin and opiate epidemic in the United States, has launched a grass-roots media campaign to expand awareness of the rising heroin and opioid epidemic in which 78 Americans […]

Searching for a Brighter Greene

Posted on August 28, 2016 by in Community Safety, Hometown, News, Pennsylvania

Greene County, PA

WAYNESBURG – Nearly a year ago, hundreds gathered in Greene County Courthouse for a town hall meeting to discuss ideas on how to curb the heroin epidemic that has gripped the region. One of the ideas that came out of the October meeting was the formation of the Coalition for a Brighter Greene. Since then, […]

Yemassee Police Chief Heading to D.C.

Posted on July 14, 2016 by in Community Safety, Georgia, Hometown, News

Yemassee Police Department Chief Greg Alexander

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – We’re learning that Yemassee Police Department Chief Greg Alexander is heading to Washington, D.C. for a very special briefing. Two years ago, President Obama commissioned a study with law enforcement, professors and doctors to figure out how to bridge the gap between police and the community. Chief Alexander said he received the […]

D.A.R.E. Training Teaches About New Drug Trends

Posted on July 3, 2016 by in Community Safety, Hawaii, Hometown, News

Oxycontin

KAILUA-KONA — The school year is already approaching. And to help prepare for the upcoming year, D.A.R.E. officers were informed about new trends in youth drug abuse on Thursday during a training session at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. “If we’re not going to stop our teens, we’re not going to stop our adults,” […]

Norwalk Police Taking Proactive Approach to Fighting Crime

Posted on April 25, 2015 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Ohio

Chief David Light

From Norwalk Reflector. The Norwalk Police Department has set clear goals for 2015. Chief David Light stressed the objective is to take a proactive approach to fighting crime. But, as in any department, those goals need to be achieved while following a financial budget. Light said the department tries to control costs by reviewing the […]

Pot unsafe for teen and young adult brains under construction

Posted on February 15, 2015 by in Community Safety, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use

Homeless Pot

By Electa Draper, The Denver Post. Image: A homeless teen with the street name of Blaze, right, smokes marijuana from a glass pipe as Dusty Taylor, 20, fiddles with his lighter at the intersection of 21st Avenue and Stout Street in downtown Denver in July. (Andy Cross, Denver Post file). Even moderate marijuana use among teens and […]

Operation: Safe Community through the the Drug Dealer Eviction Program

Posted on November 25, 2014 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Tennessee

Assistant District Attorney Paul Hagerman

From wreg.com. Kicking drug dealers out of Memphis neighborhoods is one of the priorities of Operation Safe Community. The Drug Dealer Eviction Program lets residents help police identify drug dealers where they live. Assistant District Attorney Paul Hagerman is the Chief Prosecutor of the D.A.’s Organized Crime Prosecution Team. He takes the lead on cases involving […]