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Rando Takes the Reins of D.A.R.E.

Posted on February 15, 2017 by in Hometown, New York, News

Four current and former D.A.R.E. officers united in Watkins Glen, New York, this month were (from left) Shelter Island Chief Jim Read; Officer Anthony Rando; former Islander and Yorktown Police Officer Brian Mundy; and former Island Police Officer Walter Richards. Chief Read and Mr. Richards have both served as D.A.R.E. officers as Officers Rando and Mundy do now.

Shelter Island Police Officer Anthony Rando has completed a two-week training course in Watkins Glen, New York, and started his stint as the department’s D.A.R.E. officer this month, succeeding Walter Richards, who retired from the force last spring. In photo: Four current and former D.A.R.E. officers united in Watkins Glen, New York, this month were (from […]

Sloatsburg Elementary School Spotlight

Posted on February 7, 2017 by in Hometown, New York

Sloatsburg capped off the D.A.R.E. program with a spaghetti dinner celebration during the first weekend of February. The action took place at the St. Joan of Arc Church Hall. / Photo by Joe Lloyd, Ph.D. via @SESPirates

Sloatsburg capped off the D.A.R.E. program with a spaghetti dinner celebration during the first weekend of February. The action took place at the St. Joan of Arc Church Hall. / Photo by Joe Lloyd, Ph.D. via @SESPirates. Sloatsburg celebrated the end of the Sloatsburg Elementary School D.A.R.E. program Saturday with pasta and other good foods. […]

Sloatsburg Elementary School Fifth-Graders Graduate From D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on January 1, 2017 by in Hometown, New York, News

Twenty-five fifth-grade Sloatsburg Elementary School students recently graduated from the Ramapo Police Department's DARE program.

RAMAPO, N.Y. — With smiles on their faces 25 fifth-grade students at Sloatsburg Elementary School showed off their certificates after graduating recently from the Town of Ramapo Police DARE Program. Ramapo police Officer Danny Lynch, who is in charge of the program, said he was impressed with the students and their outstanding participation in the program. […]

Hempstead Elementary Fifth-Graders Graduate From D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on January 1, 2017 by in Hometown, New York, News

Fifth-grade students from Hempstead Elementary School show off their DARE certificates

RAMAPO, N.Y. — There was big excitement Wednesday when Hempstead Elementary School fifth-grade students received their DARE program graduation certificates. The students were presented the certificates by Ramapo Police Chief Bad Weidel and DARE officer Danny Lynch. The program works to provide children with the life skills to recognize and resist social pressures to experiment with […]

Tess Darrow, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board New York Representative

Posted on November 28, 2016 by in Hometown, New York, Youth Advocacy Board

Tess Darrow, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board New York Representative

My name is Tess Darrow and I am the New York State D.A.R.E Youth Advocacy Board representative. I am a sophomore at Pelham Memorial High School located in Pelham, New York. For the past two years I’ve had the wonderful opportunity working with a local coalition called ‘Pelham PACT’ (Parents And Community Together). The mission […]

Daring to Help: Deputy Works to Positively Impact Community’s Youth

Posted on August 16, 2016 by in Hometown, New York, News

Ontario County Sheriffs Deputy-Robert Holland

Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Holland uses D.A.R.E. program — among other outlets — to positively influence children. Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Holland says helping others is in his family’s DNA. His desire to positively influence those around him is what led to an active career in law enforcement and his decision to become […]

Fifth Graders Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation with ASK

Posted on June 13, 2016 by in Hometown, New York, News

DARE graduates in Yorktown and Lakeland school districts

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Saturday, June 11, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) hosted a D.A.R.E. Celebration Party for D.A.R.E. graduates in Yorktown and Lakeland school districts. One hundred and eleven fifth-grade students came together to celebrate and put their D.A.R.E. skills to work in a fun, safe and substance-free environment at Solaris Sports Club. Activities included sports […]

‘Tall cop’ educates 230 law enforcement officers, educators on drug trends, warning signs at Auburn event

Posted on October 18, 2015 by in Hometown, New York, News

Jermaine Galloway

Image: Officer Jermaine Galloway speaks about drug references on apparel Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn for the New York State DARE Officers’ Annual Training. From auburnpub .com. AUBURN | Youth across the country are finding more innovative ways to consume drugs and alcohol, and so law enforcement officers and school officials need to be […]

On the Bright Side: Sheriffs host summer camp for kids

Posted on July 4, 2015 by in Hometown, New York

Sheriffs' Summer Camp

From The Daily Star (AP). Click image for full view. Funding from area sheriff’s departments will allow more than 60 local children from the four-county area to attend summer camp for free this year. In its 38th year, the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute’s Summer Camp, located on Keuka Lake near Penn Yan in Yates County, will accommodate […]

A Fun-Filled D.A.R.E. Day in Thrall Park

Posted on June 22, 2015 by in Hometown, New York, News

DARE Day Yvonne

From The Epoch Times. On June 13 in Middletown’s Thrall Park Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) had a clear message: enjoy the day. Police officers were everywhere, some in uniform, others in the bright yellow D.A.R.E. t-shirt. Local businesses showed their support with booths that offered healthy snacks or fun activities. ShopRite had two booths, […]