February 06, 2016

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

Posted on February 3, 2016 by in California, Hometown

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 […]

Happy 20th Birthday to the Timmins Police D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on February 2, 2016 by in Canada, Hometown, Ontario

The Timmins Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program celebrated its 20th birthday on Saturday to great fanfare. The program mascot Daren the Lion had a birthday party at the Timmins Public Library to mark the occasion and 40 children from the city attended the event complete with story time, crafts, pizza and cake. Click the […]

Oxford Resident Trooper Rescues Four-Legged Victim

Posted on February 1, 2016 by in Connecticut, Hometown

OXFORD, CT (January 27, 2016) – On Friday, January 22, 2016 at approximately 2:36 p.m., Trooper Donohoe #1073 was dispatched to 288 Governors Hill Road in the town of Oxford for an anonymous phone call regarding a German shepherd dog being neglected. Upon arriving on scene Trooper Donohoe spoke to the complainant who stated that […]

Special Thanks to Germantown Police Department for Saving their D.A.R.E Program

Posted on January 30, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Spotlight, Wisconsin

Germantown PD takes control of D.A.R.E. program at two schools.

This video was originally published on Yahoo! News.

A Day in the Life snapshot: NCDOA Board member and Mentor Lora Gilreath from Nags Head Police Department.

Posted on January 28, 2016 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

A fun look at a day in the life of Lora Gilreath School Resource Officer, Nags Head Elementary School. (Click the image to enlarge) or go to the original article

RETRO BILL was Keynote Speaker at the Pecos, Texas D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on January 25, 2016 by in Hometown, Texas

The International D.A.R.E. Safety & Self-Esteem Buddy RETRO BILL was in west  Texas (and Home of the World’s First Rodeo) recently, where he received a standing ovation as the Keynote Speaker for the Pecos, Texas Police Department and Pecos – Barstow – Torah Independent School District’s DARE Graduation, which was hosted by Pecos Police Department D.A.R.E. Officer, Olga […]

Chief Leonard Named NCDOA Executive of the Year

Posted on January 19, 2016 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

WAKE FOREST, NC – Wake Forest Police Chief Jeff Leonard has been named the 2016 North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association Glen Mowery Executive of the Year. The honor is a tribute to Mowrey, a retired Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who started the D.A.R.E. program in Charlotte. The award was presented to Chief Leonard at the 25th Annual […]

Congratulations to New D.A.R.E. Deputy Kirby Dawson and the Shreveport City Marshal’s Office

Posted on January 8, 2016 by in Hometown, Louisiana

Shreveport City Marshals office graduated its first D.A.R.E. class. This event took place on 12-10-15 @ Magnolia Charter school in Shreveport, where Deputy Kirby Dawson is the instructor. This was also the first D.A.R.E. program to be taught at Magnolia. The school graduated 108 5th graders. From Marshal Charlie Caldwell Jr.

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 December 27, 2015 by in California, Hometown, Spotlight

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 Steve!

LEAD Supports DA.R.E. in Texas

Posted on December 19, 2015 by in Hometown, Texas

Lions Club donation for D.A.R.E. program McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara accepted a $2,650 check from LEAD (Lions Effort Against Drugs) of District 2X-3 for the D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness Resistance Education) program operated by the sheriff and his staff. The LEAD program is funded by the clubs in District 2X-3. Pictured are (from left) Terry […]