January 29, 2015

Saul Serrano, South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs Thrive Together

Posted on January 15, 2015 by in California, Hometown, Spotlight

From Noozhawk. Saul Serrano, coordinator of the South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs, is proud of the organization’s role in reducing youth gang membership and violence — and he appreciates the difficulty of the accomplishment. “In some cases, I see myself,” he says. “In others, I see my family members, my cousins. I know if […]

A Letter from Domenic D’Arcangelo, DARE Officer, Scituate, MA

Posted on January 4, 2015 by in Hometown, Massachusetts, Spotlight

PHOTO: Wicked Local Staff Photo by Chris Bernstein Scituate Police DARE Officer Dom D’Arcangelo is ready for takeoff at Marshfield Municipal Airport with Devin Stewart of Wompatuck Elementary School and Leah Doherty of Hatherly Elementary School. My name is Dom D’Arcangelo, and I am a D.A.R.E. Officer. After 25 years, I still feel so proud […]

Collier County student gets new wheelchair

Posted on December 30, 2014 by in Florida, Hometown, News, Spotlight

BY STEPHANIE SUSSKIND  DECEMBER 19, 2014 View Original Article COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- In this season of giving, a Collier County boy is getting the most meaningful gift of all, independence. The 10-year-old was using a broken wheelchair because insurance wouldn’t pay for a new one. But now, thanks to the generous hearts and wallets of a group […]

Nearly 400 fifth graders graduated the fall semester DARE program taught by St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office

Posted on December 30, 2014 by in Hometown, Louisiana, Spotlight

Link to the original article The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office honored more than 100 fifth-graders at J.F. Gauthier Elementary School in St. Bernard and Our Lady of Prompt Succor School in Chalmette on Dec. 16-17 who completed a 12-week program in Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE taught by instructors from the Sheriff’s Office. It […]

D.A.R.E. Role Model program starts at The Providence School

Posted on November 25, 2014 by in Hometown, Kentucky, Spotlight

Four Providence School D.A.R.E. Role Models helped serve a Thanksgiving meal at Creekside apartments in Nicholasville last week. From left are Samantha Brown, Austin Hood, Christina Lemay and Jacob Hogue. From The Jessamine Journal. High-school students at The Providence School have a new chance to give back after a D.A.R.E. Role Model program began this fall. […]

Officers DARE to help kids say no

Posted on November 19, 2014 by in Hometown, Spotlight, Wyoming

Pine Bluffs Police Officer Char Madden teaches DARE to Pine Bluffs Elementary School sixth-grade students. From Pine Bluffs Post. Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is taught only in Laramie County School District No. 2 in Wyoming. Laramie County Officer Kurt Wilson said the program can be expensive and the coordinator from Cheyenne is planning to retire. […]

Laurie Zondlo is Deputy of the Year

Posted on November 17, 2014 by in Hometown, Spotlight, Wisconsin

Price County Sheriff’s Deputy Zondlo receiving the Price County Deputy of the Year Award. Click image for full view. Deputy Zondlo said, “…evening was an awards night for our Sheriff’s Department…I was asked to show up but didn’t know what the award was for……Deputy of the Year…I was very shocked and humbled and honored for this […]

Teens using e-cigarettes worry health officials

Posted on November 16, 2014 by in News, Spotlight

From Ledger-Enquirer. WASHINGTON — More high school students are using electronic cigarettes, according to new findings, raising concerns among health officials that the growing diversification of tobacco products could get more young people addicted to nicotine. While a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the overall percentage of teens […]

In Memoriam: Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014, A Great and Caring District Attorney

Posted on November 8, 2014 by in California, Hometown, Spotlight

Santa Barbara County’s District Attorney from 1982-2006, Tom Sneddon loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Tom was heavily involved in victim witness issues, drug and alcohol programs, the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, domestic violence, Sexual Assault Response Teams, CASA (Court Appointed Special Assistants), Rape Crisis Center, gang violence, […]

Congratulations to new Maine State Senator Scott Cyrway

Posted on November 6, 2014 by in Hometown, Maine, News, Spotlight

Congratulations to new Maine State Senator Scott Cyrway. Scott will represent the citizens of District 16, the Waterville area. Press Release: Scott Cyrway, DARE Coordinator for the State of Maine, Elected to the Maine State Senate AUGUSTA – Scott Cyrway’s recent election to the Maine State Senate provides a rare opportunity for a policy maker […]