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D.A.R.E. Program Celebrates 25 Years

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

D.A.R.E. OFFICERS — Steubenville’s D.A.R.E. officers through the past 25 years include, from left, J.P. Rigaud, Anthony Piergallini and Erik Dervis. Piergallini was the first Drug Abuse Resistance Education program police officer in the region in 1989. Rigaud served after Piergallini’s retirement from the Steubenville Police Department and Dervis is the current D.A.R.E. officer. The […]

What Happened Then, Haunts Us Now

Posted on August 7, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Ohio

From The Harrison Press.  During a recent discussion among members of the City of Harrison Police Committee, Chief Chuck Lindsey said “getting kids used to talking to police officers, and not to be afraid of somebody in uniform” is a primary goal of the D.A.R.E. program, which has been operating in Harrison since 1991. You […]

D.A.R.E. Dunk Tank a Safer Plunge

Posted on July 25, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

D.A.R.E. Dunk Tank

Donated materials allow for reconstruction Down you go (Photo by Terry Brlas) The D.A.R.E. dunk tank is back and improved for the 2014 Homecoming. A reconstruction of the unique apparatus has rendered it safer. Pictured is Strongsville Assistant Police Chief Mark Fender taking the plunge. From www.thepostnewspapers.com STRONGSVILLE – One of the more popular locations at the […]

Ohio D.A.R.E. Officer Trainings Reach 26 Years

Posted on July 22, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio, Training

By Kari B. Parsons- D.A.R.E. Ohio Training Director

Hello Ohio D.A.R.E. Officers!

My how times flies! It has been 26 years since the very first Ohio DOT. DOT #1 was held in April of 1988. DOT #2 was held in October of 1988, DOT #3 in March of 1989, DOT #4 in June of 1989, DOT #5 in August of 1989 and DOT #6 in October of 1989.

Kendall Jones- D.A.R.E MBC Story

Posted on July 6, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Kendall Jones reports on officer Tanner and his efforts through the D.A.R.E program From freenewspost.com  

Tribute to Deputy Benny Dunnaway and Deputy Don McGlothlin

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

THEIR DEDICATION, FINE WORK, AND MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE NOT GONE UNNOTICED! District 4 – Southwest Ohio held their quarterly district meeting with not only training and DARE officer updates but also paid tribute to two retiring officers who have been in active membership since 2002. Deputy Ben Dunaway (DOT Class #47) and Deputy Don McGlothlin […]

Bahrain Participates at D.A.R.E. Conference in Ohio, Cincinnati, USA

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in Bahrain, Hometown, Hometown International, News, Ohio

Read at the Bahrain News Agency website Ohio, Cincinnati, USA: July 17 — (BNA) — Reliant upon directives from the Head of the Committee on Combating Narcotics Addiction and Violence, H.E. Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa, a delegation from “Together” Program led by its director Ali Ahmed Amini and accompanied by the Program’s Assistant […]

Springboro Sergeant Don Wilson named D.A.R.E. America Officer of the Year 2013

Posted on June 28, 2013 by in Hometown, News, Ohio, Spotlight

Don Wilson 2013

Dayton Daily News – June 2013 SPRINGBORO, OH – When Springboro Police Sgt. Don Wilson became the first D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer at Springboro Schools in 1992, he didn’t know how much he’d like the job. He soon discovered that he enjoyed teaching and working with students. Now, after working as a D.A.R.E. […]

Annual D.A.R.E. Olympics Held This Year At Malabar Intermediate

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

www.northcentralohio.com Story By: Larry Stine (Mansfield, OH) – The annual DARE Olympics were held at a new location this spring as Malabar Intermediate School on Cook Road in Mansfield was the host site.   Mansfield Police Department DARE Officer Jack Shay says students who graduate from the program have a chance to compete in seven […]