September 28, 2016

Join the D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board

Posted on September 27, 2016 by in News, Spotlight, Youth Advisory Board


Mission “To serve as D.A.R.E.’s student advisor and ambassador providing insight, voice, and advocacy for D.A.R.E. education programs.” What is YAB and What’s Its History The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) was initiated in 2000 with the concept of electing one high school student from each state to represent the interest of their community, D.A.R.E. America, […]

Sheriff’s Office Expands Relationships in County Schools with Deputy Presence

Posted on September 18, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Crestview students, left to right, Chase Forwerck, Sonny Chorvas and Austin Sheets talk with Deputy Mike Biberstine (center). (Photo courtesy of Crestview High School)

VAN WERT COUNTY — This school year has brought a new face to the halls of Lincolnview and Crestview Local Schools on a more regular basis. Deputy Mike Biberstine with the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office is assigned to the schools throughout the week to expand the relationship between the schools, students, parents and the […]

D.A.R.E. Comes Back to DCSD Schools

Posted on September 13, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Utah

Sergeant Pete Butcher talks to fifth graders at Centennial Elementary about the D.A.R.E. program, which came back to Duchesne County School District this year.

Since 1983, The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program has been a part of young people’s education across the country. After a short absence, the D.A.R.E. program has come back to Duchesne County School District this year. The program is being administered by the Roosevelt Police Department and the Duchesne County Sheriff for students at […]

“Heroin Is Not Chic” Campaign Launches During N.Y. Fashion Week

Posted on September 13, 2016 by in Community Safety, News, Spotlight


Non-Profit Partners with D.A.R.E America to Promote Awareness Surrounding National Heroin Epidemic Heroin Is Not Chic, HINC, a non-profit organization aimed to promote awareness of the growing heroin and opiate epidemic in the United States, has launched a grass-roots media campaign to expand awareness of the rising heroin and opioid epidemic in which 78 Americans […]

National Red Ribbon Rally, Save the Date

Posted on September 10, 2016 by in Events, News

National Red Ribbon Rally

SAVE THE DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 11 A.M. ET. DEA Auditorium, 700 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA 22202. The Red Ribbon Rally at DEA Headquarters will have a featured guest speaker, other invited special guests, and musical performances by youth, as well as the presentation of DEA’s Community Drug Prevention Award and recognition of our Bookmark Contest winners. Red Ribbon is a national […]

D.A.R.E. Adds Bullying and Critical Thinking to its Program

Posted on September 8, 2016 by in Bullying, Hometown, News, Oregon

Daren in Central Point, OR

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Central Point School Officers say the program D.A.R.E. is adding bullying and critical thinking to its program. They say in past years the program only covered drugs and alcohol. “Sometimes there’s a disconnect between fifth grade and their high school years and that’s something we’re trying to fix now,” Officer J.R. […]

Willmar Police Officer Gene Schneider Begins 16th Year as D.A.R.E. Officer

Posted on September 7, 2016 by in Hometown, Minnesota, News, Spotlight

Willmar Police Officer Gene Schneider

(Willmar MN-) This is the 26th year that Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., has been taught in the Willmar School District. Willmar Police Officer Gene Schneider has been teaching D.A.R.E. for 16 of those years, and he says the D.A.R.E. curricullum periodically undergoes changes to change with the times… …Schneider says one of the […]

D.A.R.E. Officer Goes Above and Beyond for Her Students

Posted on September 7, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Texas

Olga Keese, D.A.R.E. America Officer of the Year

Students in Pecos are learning more than just math and science. A local police officer works full time as a D.A.R.E officer. Officer Olga Keese teaches young students the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. With thirteen years of experience in the police force, she’s worked her way from the streets to the classroom. Keese […]

Springfield Sheriff Accepts Drug Prevention Grant

Posted on September 7, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Clark County Sheriff Gene A. Kelly

Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly recently accepted the 2016-2017 Drug Use Prevention Grant Award for $53,685. This grant will be used in the DARE program to fund the salaries of the two full-time deputies assigned to instruction duties of the program in all Clark County schools. Deputies Lisle and Berner instruct the new D.A.R.E. curriculum […]

Fifth-Graders at Royalview Elementary School in Willowick Meet New D.A.R.E. Officer

Posted on September 2, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Willowick D.A.R.E. Officer, Don Slapnicker discusses decision making with the fifth graders in Royalview Elementary’s D.A.R.E. class. Kristi Garabrandt — The News-Herald.

Defining, assessing and coming up with a response to a problem is how Royalview Elementary School fifth-graders spent their first Drug Abuse Resistance Education class with Willowick Mayor Rich Regovich and new D.A.R.E. officer Don Slapnicker. Image (click for full view): Willowick D.A.R.E. Officer, Don Slapnicker discusses decision making with the fifth graders in Royalview […]