November 27, 2015

A Letter in Support of D.A.R.E. from Scott R. Evans, Retired Deputy and D.A.R.E. Officer, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office

Posted on October 18, 2015 by in Hometown, Ohio, Spotlight

Auglaize County Law Enforcement Center

As a retired D.A.R.E. Officer of 16 years from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office I know all too well the accusations that D.A.R.E. does not work and that funding should be cut. This has been going on since I was certified back in 1992. As far as D.A.R.E. being effective we need to understand that […]

Zumyah Thorpe Inspires D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on August 13, 2015 by in 28th International Conference, Hometown, News, Ohio

Zumyah Thorpe

Miracle girl Zumyah Thorpe, recovering from a car accident, adds national speaker to her list of achievements. Zumayah was asked to speak at the 28th International D.A.R.E. Conference held in New Orleans August 4 to 6, 2015. From

D.A.R.E. Cited in Press Release of Rep. Bill Johnson and Rep. Doris Matsui

Posted on July 29, 2015 by in California, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News, Ohio

Bill Johnson and Doris Matsui

  D.A.R.E. cited in press release for support of proposed legislation which would prohibit the sale of cough medicines containing the ingredient dextromethorphan to minors.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 28, 2015   CONTACTS: Rep. Bill Johnson – BEN KEELER (330) 337-6951 Rep. Doris Matsui – JULIE EDDY (202) 225-7163     Johnson, Matsui Introduce Bipartisan Legislation […]

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

Posted on May 16, 2015 by in Hometown, Ohio

Calvary Christian School fifth-graders

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

Chief David Light

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

Lima DARE Funding

From 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

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

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 […]

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

Posted on November 27, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

Julie Preston

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

Keith Koehne and Chad Hilliker

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 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

Bucyrus Secondary School

From 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. […]