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Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15, 2017

Posted on April 29, 2017 by in Events, News

Peace Officers Memorial Day

In conjunction with Police Week, Peace Officers Memorial Day will be observed on May 15. Members of the D.A.R.E. family remember and honor our brothers and sisters killed or disabled in the line of duty.

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, January 23 – 29, 2017

Posted on January 5, 2017 by in Events, News

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is a national health observance for teens to promote local events to shatter the myths and misconceptions about drugs. NDAFW links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It […]

The 12th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Posted on October 14, 2016 by in Events, News


October 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Locate A Collection Site Near You. Law Enforcement Agencies Only. For law enforcement agencies that […]

10th Annual D.A.R.E.SCREAM

Posted on September 30, 2016 by in Events, Hometown, News, South Carolina

Richland County SC Sheriff

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is proud to announce that the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Forest Drive – Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Shop along with Groucho’s Deli and the Forest Acres Restaurant & Merchant Association (FARMA) will be teaming up to host the 10th Annual “D.A.R.E.SCREAM Night” October 27, 2016 from 4: 00 p.m. until 9: 00 p.m. in the parking lot of […]

National Red Ribbon Rally, Save the Date

Posted on September 10, 2016 by in Events, News

National Red Ribbon Rally

SAVE THE DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 11 A.M. ET. DEA Auditorium, 700 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA 22202. The Red Ribbon Rally at DEA Headquarters will have a featured guest speaker, other invited special guests, and musical performances by youth, as well as the presentation of DEA’s Community Drug Prevention Award and recognition of our Bookmark Contest winners. Red Ribbon is a national […]

Santa Monica Police Sergeant Brown Gets “Hero Award” from AFSP

Posted on September 2, 2016 by in California, Events, Hometown, News, Spotlight

National Suicide Prevention Week

Nation’s Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Presents “Hero Award” to Santa Monica Police Sergeant for Dedication to Suicide Prevention FSP Greater Los Angeles Chapter to Present First Responder’s Award at National Suicide Prevention Week Ceremony LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — First responders are often on the front lines of suicide prevention. On March 8, […]

Florida DOT Class #79 Gives Back to the Community at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission

Posted on August 22, 2016 by in Events, Florida, Hometown, News

Orlando Union Rescue Mission

D.A.R.E. Florida Coordinator Jay Best organized the Thursday DOT graduation to be held at the Orlando Mission rather than at a  hotel or a restaurant. A fine example of reaching out and connecting to the community. Florida DOT Class #79 served over 200 meals to homeless families in the Central Florida area. Since 1948, the Orlando […]

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

Posted on August 5, 2016 by in California, Events, Hometown, News, Spotlight

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. […]

New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officer Training December 2016

Posted on August 2, 2016 by in Events, Hometown, New Jersey, News

A new DOT class will be offered in Bergen County in December 2016 for the convenience of northern agencies. DATE: December 5th – 16th, 2016 LOCATION: Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute at 281 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430 COST: FREE (Meals and Lodging not covered) The Registration Form can be found here. Completed registration […]

D.A.R.E. to Care: Van Otterloo recognized for commitment to Spencer’s youth

Posted on July 31, 2016 by in Events, Hometown, Iowa, News

Lt. Kyle Van Otterloo with the Spencer Police Department takes a selfie of himself and the pack of runners prior to the start of last year's D.A.R.E. 5K Fun Run. This year's run will be conducted at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, near the boat ramp at West Leach Park. Van Otterloo, who organizes the run, was recently presented with the state's D.A.R.E. Peer Recognition Award.

Next Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m., athletes young and old will line up near the boat ramp at West Leach Park to help raise funds for the 2017 graduating D.A.R.E. class and to demonstrate a commitment to stay drug free. Right: Lt. Kyle Van Otterloo with the Spencer Police Department takes a selfie of himself […]