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A Letter from Bobby Robinson of D.A.R.E. Louisiana

Posted on August 19, 2014 by in 28th International Conference, Hometown, Louisiana, Spotlight

It is an exciting time of year with the beginning of another school year and planning for the next International D.A.R.E. Conference. The D.A.R.E. Officers in Louisiana are so excited to have the conference coming to Louisiana for the first time in D.A.R.E. history. The Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers Association will be combining our state conference […]

Bloomsdale Elementary Recognizes D.A.R.E. Graduates

Posted on August 13, 2014 by in Hometown, Missouri, Spotlight

From Ste. Genevieve Herald. Before the 2013-14 school year ended, Bloomsdale Elementary School fifth-graders graduated from the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program of the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Jeff McCarty worked with Nanya Gegg’s class; Deputy Stephanie Memhardt, with Janel Reiss’; and Corporal Richard Placke, with Jennifer Kirchner’s. Besides that trio from […]

Photos from the 27th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference

Posted on July 31, 2014 by in 27th International Conference, Spotlight

Photos from the 27th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference held in July 2014 at the beautiful Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, in Grapevine, Texas near the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The D.A.R.E. Training Conference provided opportunities for attendees to gain enhanced knowledge, useful strategies, and practical skills that will have a positive impact within the schools and local […]

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

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

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 […]

Kids Learn New Hobbies That Steer Them Clear of Drugs Through D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on July 20, 2014 by in Hometown, Kids, Missouri, Spotlight

From fox4kc.com HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — Law enforcement officers are teaching kids in Cass County, Mo., about fishing, archery and other shooting sports at a special camp this week. At the Harrisonville city park the sessions are helping keep kids on the right path in their lives. It’s part of a Drug Abuse Resistance Education program […]

National Sheriffs’ Association Supports the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program

Posted on July 12, 2014 by in News, Spotlight

The National Sheriffs’ Association passed a resolution to support the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Below is a copy of the resolution.

National Sheriffs’ Association Supports the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program

The Power of One: The Role of the D.A.R.E. Officer to Get to the Heart of Education

Posted on July 9, 2014 by in Spotlight

By Stephen Sroka Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all……  Aristotle Many at-risk students in schools are crying for help with their real life issues, and yet many educators respond with an emphasis on academic proficiency skills. With today’s stress on academic achievement at all costs with little regard for […]

The Myths of Smoking Pot

Posted on June 26, 2014 by in News, Spotlight

From her perch as head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Bethesda, Nora Volkow watches anxiously as the country embarks on what she sees as a risky social experiment in legalizing marijuana. Left: In this June 19, 2014 photo, freshly packaged cannabis-infused peanut butter cookies are prepared for casing, inside Sweet Grass Kitchen, a well-established gourmet marijuana edibles […]

Pope Says Just Say No to Legalizing Drugs

Posted on June 20, 2014 by in News, Spotlight

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the legalization of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment on Friday, lending his voice to a debate which is raging from the U.S. to Uruguay and beyond. Francis told delegates to a drug-enforcement conference in Rome that even limited attempts to legalize recreational drugs “are not […]

Guntown Teacher is D.A.R.E.’s Tops in Nation

Posted on June 15, 2014 by in 27th International Conference, Mississippi, News, Spotlight

GUNTOWN – Julia Smith spent the past 20 years teaching sixth-graders and police officers alike. Her dedication to both sets of students earned her this year’s National D.A.R.E. Educator of the Year. Smith, a recently retired classroom teacher at Guntown Middle School, teaches law enforcement officers in the D.A.R.E. program how to work with students […]