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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 […]

State of Virginia Officially Recognizes Work of D.A.R.E. and Virginia State Police

Posted on May 28, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Spotlight, Virginia

On May 22, 2014, in an award ceremony held at the State Police Academy in Virignia, State Delegate Terry Austin and State Senator William Carrico presented a joint house and senate resolution recognizing the work of D.A.R.E. and the Virginia State Police over the years. At right, Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent, and […]

Wil Wheaton Gives Advice on Being a Nerd and It Goes Viral

Posted on April 3, 2014 by in News, Spotlight

Source: Examiner.com Wil Wheaton has some advice for those who are called nerds and bullied as children. During a panel at the Denver Comic Con in June of 2013, Wheaton was asked if he was ever called a nerd and how he handled it by a young girl. “The Big Bang Theory” and “Star Trek […]

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 […]