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Collier Corporal Honored as Nation’s Top D.A.R.E. Officer

Posted on August 3, 2015 by in Florida, Hometown, News

Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and Corporal Ken Vila

From Naples Florida Weekly. Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, left, presented Cpl. Ken Vila with the 2015 Florida D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year award earlier this month in Orlando. In August, Cpl. Vila will travel to New Orleans to receive D.A.R.E. America’s 2015 National D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year award. COURTESY PHOTO. Cpl. Ken Vila […]

D.A.R.E. to Have Fun

Posted on April 15, 2015 by in Florida, Hometown

Dancing to YMCA

From Highlands Today. Photo: Students dance along to “YMCA” as California Toe Jam performs at the D.A.R.E. graduation celebration for the county’s fifth grade students on Thursday. Credit: RYAN PELHAM. See more photos from the event at http://highlandstoday.com/hi/local-news/dare-to-have-fun-20150410/. AVON PARK – It was an occasion where elementary school pupils weren’t only encouraged to make noise, they […]

2015-2016 Florida D.A.R.E. Officers Association Executive Board

Posted on March 23, 2015 by in Florida, Florida Contact Information, Hometown

Florida D.A.R.E. Officers Association

Click to see contact information for the 2015-2016 Florida D.A.R.E. Officers Association Executive Board

Florida D.A.R.E. Training Program Certifies 17 New Officers

Posted on January 26, 2015 by in Florida, Hometown, Training

DOT January 5-16 2015 Ft. Myers Operations Center

The D.A.R.E. Mission: “Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives”. The Florida D.A.R.E. Training Program held the first D.A.R.E. officer training of the year. It was again held at the FDLE Fort Myers Operation Center January 5-16, 2015. A total of nineteen police officers and deputy sheriffs from Florida, […]

Collier County student gets new wheelchair

Posted on December 30, 2014 by in Florida, Hometown, News, Spotlight

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BY STEPHANIE SUSSKIND  DECEMBER 19, 2014 View Original Article COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- In this season of giving, a Collier County boy is getting the most meaningful gift of all, independence. The 10-year-old was using a broken wheelchair because insurance wouldn’t pay for a new one. But now, thanks to the generous hearts and wallets of a group […]

Teen Talk – Teens and School Safety

Posted on November 16, 2014 by in Florida, Hometown, School Safety

Teen Talk – Teens and School Safety

From www.wtxl.com. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – This week’s “Teen Talk” is focused on advice for parents and teaching safety to teens in the school setting. WTXL contributor and family therapist Jane Marks: Schools typically should be places where both teachers and students feel safe. By and large, most of our schools in this country are doing a […]

Outlook for states’ pot legalization measures goes from solid to shaky

Posted on November 1, 2014 by in Alaska, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Florida, Hometown, Oregon

Mothers and others who oppose marijuana legalization

Mothers and others who oppose marijuana legalization in Oregon talk to reporters. (Gosia Wozniacka / Associated Press). From Los Angeles Times. With pot sold openly to any adult who wants it in Colorado and Washington state, marijuana advocates were hoping restrictions in other states would fall like dominoes this election season, opening the way for […]

Professors speak on medical marijuana legalization panel on Friday, offer blunt opinions

Posted on October 29, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Florida, Hometown

Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

From The Independent Florida Alligator. College professors butted heads over the medical marijuana issue during a discussion on the topic at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Friday. Carl Hart, an associate professor of psychology at Columbia University, debated with Harvard University professor Bertha Madras at the marijuana legalization panel hosted by the […]

GPD promotes safety at community event

Posted on October 16, 2014 by in Community Safety, Florida, Hometown

Mike Denmark

Gainesville Police School Resource Officer and K-9 Handler Mike Denmark meets 1-year-old Brody Joyce at the Gainesville Police Department on Wednesday during the Celebrate Safe Communities event. From The Independent Florida Alligator. Residents participated in an evening of live demonstrations, giveaways and tours at Gainesville Police headquarters Wednesday as a part of Celebrate Safe Communities. […]

Survey: Most thing medical marijuana will lead to legalization of recreational use

Posted on October 15, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Florida, Hometown

Medical Marijuana Dispensary

From WPTV. TAMPA — Recent survey results show that Floridians seemed to have been paying attention when residents in Colorado and Washington voted to approve the medicinal and, later, the recreational use of marijuana. Sixty-six percent of those who responded to the annual Sunshine State Survey, conducted by the University of South Florida, said they […]