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CCS Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on May 16, 2015 by in Hometown, Ohio

From Bellefontaine Examiner Online. Click image for full view. A total of 19 Calvary Christian School fifth-graders recently graduated from the DARE program offered at the school by Bellefontaine Police Officer Andy Kennedy. Officer Kennedy and Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley hosted a ceremony for the students, and the pupils each received a T-shirt, certificate and […]

Norwalk Police Taking Proactive Approach to Fighting Crime

Posted on April 25, 2015 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Ohio

From Norwalk Reflector. The Norwalk Police Department has set clear goals for 2015. Chief David Light stressed the objective is to take a proactive approach to fighting crime. But, as in any department, those goals need to be achieved while following a financial budget. Light said the department tries to control costs by reviewing the […]

D.A.R.E Program Funding

Posted on April 25, 2015 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

From www.hometownstations.com. Local Lima residents gathered Tuesday evening to honor the hard work of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Coalition or D.A.R.E. program. The Fraternal Order of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police Associates presented two thousand dollars to each the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the Lima Police Department. The funds will be used […]

Record number of students come to D.A.R.E. skate night

Posted on March 5, 2015 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

From The Post Newspapers, Medina, OH. IMAGE (Click for larger view): Role models. D.A.R.E. Officer Sharon Centner is pictured with the 12 D.A.R.E. role models who will graduate in June of this year. Photo courtesy of SHARON CENTNER. BRUNSWICK – A record number of 232 Highland Middle School students and fifth graders involved in the […]

Nomination for the 2015 Daryl F. Gates D.A.R.E. Lifetime Achievement Award, D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year Award, D.A.R.E. Educator of the Year Award

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D.A.R.E. America is accepting nominations for the 2015 Daryl F. Gates D.A.R.E. Lifetime Achievement, D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year, and D.A.R.E. Educator of the Year Awards. Recipients of these prestigious awards will be honored during the 28TH Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference. The conference is being held August 4-6, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nominees […]

D.A.R.E. adapts to the times after Cox’s death

Posted on November 27, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

From Chillicothe Gazette. CHILLICOTHE – Ten years after Chillicothe Police Officer Larry Cox was killed, the city schools’ Drug Abuse Resistance Education program is still thriving and learning to adapt to a new world of preteen and teenage communication. Cox was a DARE officer popular with students at the time of his death. The program has […]

Anti-bullying campaign empowering Loveland students

Posted on November 25, 2014 by in Bullying, Hometown, Ohio

Loveland City Schools Human Resources Assistant Superintendent Keith Koehne, left, and Superintendent Chad Hilliker wear their “Be an Upstander” shirts from My Voice, My Choice’s anti-bullying campagin to empower bystanders. (Photo: Heather Higdon). From cincinnati.com. Loveland City Schools’ counseling department is working to make a culture of acceptance and caring in the district. Loveland High School […]

D.A.R.E. set to return to Bucyrus Secondary School

Posted on November 16, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

From wbco.com. After a short hiatus, the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program is back in the classroom at Bucyrus Secondary School. Sixth grade students in Mrs. Felecia Ervin’s class participate in the program every Friday over twelve weeks that began Sept. 9. Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Martin instructs the course during the twelve-week period. […]

Internet safety expert visits St. Sebastian School

Posted on November 8, 2014 by in Hometown, Internet Safety, Ohio

From Akron.com. WEST AKRON — Jesse Weinberger, an Internet safety expert, digital strategist, instructor and owner of OvernightGeek University, recently spent time at St. Sebastian Parish School and visited the classrooms of students in grades four through eight to discuss the dangers of the Internet, gaming and social media. Each presentation was designed for the […]

Thanks, Officer Batman

Posted on October 28, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio, Spotlight

Pickerington Police Officer Dan Simcox gets a hug from new Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduate Katie Nash, 11, following graduation Friday, Oct. 17, at Harmon Middle School. From PICKERINGTON TIMES-SUN. Pickerington Police Officer Dan Simcox led a group of 77 students through D.A.R.E. graduation ceremonies Friday, Oct. 17, at Harmon Middle School. The D.A.R.E. program, designed to […]