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Hundreds of Santa Maria Students Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on June 28, 2017 by in California, Hometown, News

Santa Maria-Bonita School District

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Nearly a thousand 6th grade students packed the Santa Maria Elks Lodge on Friday morning for D.A.R.E. graduation. Many more people, including parents, relatives, teachers, administrators and others were inside the large banquet room, creating a standing-room only situation. “Today was the culmination for the classes I taught the past six […]

Books Have Changed Our Lives (The Impact of the Tracy D.A.R.E. Program)

Posted on June 21, 2017 by in California, Hometown, News, Spotlight

Bright Edem Kofi Adeti

The Impact of the Tracy D.A.R.E. Program: Bright Edem Kofi Adeti is a teacher in one of the remote northern Ghana schools.  His prize-winning school attributes their success to the books Tracy D.A.R.E. sent them. My name is Bright Edem Kofi Adeti.  I teach French and Information and Communication Technology in a deprived junior high […]

Casa Senior Project Helps D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on April 22, 2017 by in California, D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, News

Two Casa Grande High School students make their Senior Project a fundraising event for the #Petaluma Police Department's DARE Program. Photo by Mike Harris via Twitter.

Two Casa Grande High school students have made a major contribution to the Petaluma Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program through their senior project. Photo by Mike Harris via Twitter. Tony Pleinnikul and Mathew Kupes organized a Tip a Cop event at Pongo’s Kitchen. The restaurant also donated 15 percent of each bill during the promotion. Along […]

Colton Police Distribute Toys to Young Patients at Arrowhead Regional

Posted on January 1, 2017 by in California, Hometown, News

On Wednesday, Dec. 21 the Colton Police Officers Association held its annual Operation Giving at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where over 430 toys were distributed to young patients. Santa (Ruben Morales) was escorted by police officers through the hospital to deliver toys, candy canes and Christmas cheer. Photo Courtesy/Laura Morales

Young patients who spent the holidays at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center were surprised by an early visit from Santa who passed out toys and candy. Colton police officers escorted Santa as he meandered through the hospital spreading Christmas cheer. The 5th annual Operation Giving is a holiday tradition of the Colton Police Officers Association, and […]

Fifth-Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E.

Posted on December 19, 2016 by in California, Hometown, News

Diversion officer Heather Baker congratulates three of the winning students who were chosen to read their D.A.R.E. essays at Tuesday's graduation ceremony. From left are Baker, Reese Dahline, Sade Muessel, and Anna Harrington.Police Chief William Imboden is visible in the background. Photo by Jesse Duarte/Star.

Fifth-graders at St. Helena Elementary School graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on Tuesday armed with facts, statistics and solid advice about how to prevent youth drug abuse, alcoholism and bullying. In photo (click to view full image): Diversion officer Heather Baker congratulates three of the winning students who were chosen to read their D.A.R.E. essays […]

Richard Smith, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board California Representative

Posted on December 1, 2016 by in California, Hometown, Youth Advocacy Board

Richard Smith, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board California Representative

My name is Richard Smith and I am a sophomore from Tracy, California. I like to participate in speech and debate events, marching band, and activities at my church. In my spare time I like to study American history and politics. I volunteer at organizations in my community, like Brighter Christmas, Tracy Senior Association and […]

20 Years of D.A.R.E. in Murrieta Schools: Police ‘Proud’ of Teaching, Mentoring Efforts

Posted on October 6, 2016 by in California, Hometown

Murrieta Police

“The Murrieta Police Department believes the youth in our community is the greatest asset we have.” MURRIETA, CA – Since 1996, the Murrieta Police Department has taught the D.A.R.E. curriculum to 5th graders in our local elementary schools. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program’s mission of teaching students good decision making skills to help them […]

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, […]

Colton Police Officers Give Toys to Young Patients at San Bernardino Clinic

Posted on August 28, 2016 by in California, Hometown, News

Jazmin Alanis, 8, reacts to the presents of Officers of the Colton Police Department and Colton Police Officers Association handing out toys donated by DARE to patients at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Blood & Marrow Transplant center in San Bernardino Friday. Photo by Eric Reed.

Colton police officers joined D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to distribute toys Friday morning to dozens of young patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic. Image: Jazmin Alanis, 8, reacts to the presents of Officers of the Colton Police Department and Colton Police Officers Association handing out toys donated by D.A.R.E. to […]

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. […]