December 10, 2016

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

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

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

My name is Tess Darrow and I am the New York State D.A.R.E Youth Advisory 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, […]

Balling Heads D.A.R.E Program in City of Tonawanda

Posted on May 25, 2015 by in Hometown, New York, News

Elk’s Lodge 860 Donation

From North Tonawanda Sun. Pictured are City of Tonawanda Police Chief William Strassburg, Exalted Ruler for the Elk’s Lodge James Sutton, and Officer Jason Balling. Click image for full view. TONAWANDA – In support of the recently re-launched D.A.R.E. Program at City of Tonawanda schools, the Elk’s Lodge #860 has generously donated $1,000 to the […]

Cayuga County Deputy John Nedza Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on February 10, 2015 by in Hometown, New York, News, Spotlight

Montour Falls – The New York State D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association awarded it’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, to Cayuga County Sheriff Deputy John Nedza during the fifty-third Commencement Exercise of D.A.R.E. Officer Training  at the New York State Academy of Fire Science. The Executive Board of N.Y.S.D.O.A. awards the Lifetime Achievement Award only rarely, […]

D.A.R.E. America Honors New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

Posted on December 19, 2014 by in Hometown, New York, News

Eric T. Schneiderman

On December 10th, D.A.R.E. America hosted a benefit reception honoring Eric T. Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General. Attorney General Schneiderman was honored for his substantial interests on behalf of New York youth and efforts in reducing substance abuse. The event, hosted by John & Margo Catsimatidis, was held in New York City at the […]

Lewiston Police Department DARE donation

Posted on November 23, 2014 by in Hometown, New York, News

LPD DARE donation

From Last month, the Lewiston Police Department was the recipient of a $2,000 check for its Drug Abuse Resistance Education program conducted in area schools. The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston and Modern Disposal presented the check. The LPD DARE program is funded completely by donations. Pictured, from left, are Kiwanian Todd Swartz, Lewiston Police Chief […]