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Kofee Anderson, Alabama Super Citizen Hero

Posted on April 27, 2017 by in Alabama, Hometown, News

Kofee Anderson, Super Citizen Hero

Over the past 10 weeks, students in the Super Citizen Program have been learning about civics, character, financial literacy and our Great American Story. To put character in context, classes were challenged to identify people in the community who exemplified the qualities they are learning. Students at Catoma Elementary School in Montgomery Alabama recognized Cpl. […]

Popular D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Bankhead Middle School

Posted on April 10, 2017 by in Alabama, D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, News

Bankhead Blue Devil Logo

CORDOVA — More than 80 fifth-graders at Bankhead Middle School graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on Tuesday, after Cordova Police Officer Ray Goggans led the 10-week substance abuse prevention education program. The school has not hosted the D.A.R.E. program in at least four years, according to Principal Amber Freeman. “It gives them the skills to […]

D.A.R.E. Graduation Held at DeKalb County School Coliseum

Posted on May 23, 2015 by in Alabama, Hometown

SROs

From WEIS Radio. Photo (click for full view): SRO’s – Tony Wayne Blackwell, Terry Baird, Craig White, Renee Ramos, Chip Richards, Sheriff Jimmy Harris, Tony Bartley, Paul Bell, Tim Rector, Sherry Johnson, Jim Chambers, and Mary Waters. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports that the May 14th D.A.R.E Graduation at the DeKalb County School Coliseum was […]

Montgomery D.A.R.E. Officer Gets Surprise Award

Posted on May 9, 2015 by in Alabama, Hometown, News

Kofee Anderson

From WSFA 12 News. MONTGOMERY CO., AL (WSFA) – A Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy got a surprise congratulations for his hard work trying to keep kids off drugs. Friday, Corporal Kofee (KOE-FEE) Anderson was named the 2015 D.A.R.E Officer of the Year! Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham surprised Anderson at Catoma Elementary School, honoring him for […]

Grants bolster school safety, financial education

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in Alabama, Hometown, School Safety

CCCDC

From cullmantimes.com. Two Cullman County schools are the recipients of grants from the Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) to invest in safety equipment, which matches a nationwide trend of increased campus security. Fairview Middle School and West Point Elementary School each received $2,100 grants from the CCCDC on Oct. 9 to install keypads to filter […]

Law enforcement and school officials address school safety

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Alabama, Georgia, Hometown, Louisiana, Mississippi, School Safety

Safety Plans

This week law enforcement agencies and school officials across four states are gathered in Biloxi to review safety plans and help improve safety and schools. (Photo source: WLOX) From WLOX 13. BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – Schools are supposed to be safe places for teaching and learning. Unfortunately these days students are sometimes caught in the middle […]

Shelby County’s School Safety Plan Includes Counseling, Other Services for At-Risk Students

Posted on September 12, 2014 by in Alabama, Hometown, School Safety

Shelby County Sheriff's Office Patrol Vehicles

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles line part of the parking lot at Alabaster’s Thompson Middle School on July 14, 2014, for a training program focusing on situations involving active shooters. Sheriff’s deputies and the city’s police officers are receiving training under the program. From www.al.com. SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama — A law enforcement presence at […]

HPD Helps Students Make The Right Decision

Posted on August 29, 2014 by in Alabama, Hometown

Henry County D.A.R.E. instructor Lt. Dennis Cobb

Henry County D.A.R.E. instructor Lt. Dennis Cobb leads a group of Headland Elementary School children in a safety phrase to teach them what to do in the event that they find a gun when an adult is not present. From dothaneagle.com. For years the Headland Police Department has reached out to help students make the right […]

Honda donates Pilot SUV to Pell City Police for D.A.R.E. program

Posted on August 26, 2014 by in Alabama, Hometown

Honda donates Pilot SUV to Pell City Police for DARE program

Pell City Police Department D.A.R.E officers, D.A.R.E. board members, and Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Associates pose with a 2013 Honda Pilot that HMA donated to the Pell City Police Department D.A.R.E. program. From www.annistonstar.com.  A big smile appeared on Pell City Police D.A.R.E. Officer Cpl. Jessie Burgos’ face as he looked inside the back of the […]

Aspiring School Superintendents Learn About School Safety in Hoover

Posted on August 7, 2014 by in Alabama, Hometown, School Safety

Aspiring School Superintendents Learn About School Safety in Hoover

From AL.com.  HOOVER, Alabama – As students across Alabama are heading back from summer break, a group of aspiring school superintendents are meeting in Hoover this week to explore ways to make schools a safe place. About 20-25 principals and central office administrators from across the state are taking part in a two-day training session […]