June 24, 2017

Communities Bring Back D.A.R.E. to Their Classrooms

Posted on April 11, 2017 by in Special


The opioid epidemic, legalization concerns, and need for improved community-police relations make D.A.R.E. curricula a high priority.

Those who brought back D.A.R.E. in just the past few months include Bankhead Middle School, Lamesa Schools, Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department, and Pennington Gap Police.

Read about the return of D.A.R.E. to the communities below:

D.A.R.E. Program to Make Comeback in Lake County Schools

Posted on Jun 7th, 2017

TAVARES — The anti-drug program D.A.R.E. is preparing to make a comeback in Lake County schools after years on the sidelines because of budget cuts. Deputies from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office started going through an 80-hour training class on Monday for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, which will prepare them to teach fifth-grade students during the 2018-2019 school year about the dangers of drugs. Sheriff Peyton Grinnell said children at the fifth-grade level are at…

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D.A.R.E. Program Staging Comeback

Posted on May 29th, 2017

Bergenfield Police Officer Kyle Witty, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, Branchburg Policer Officer Kate Proscia, Warren Township Police Officer Joe Grasso and Summit Police Officer Matthew Tarantino realize the value of the D.A.R.E. program in the war against drugs. (Photo by Mike Deak). BRIDGEWATER - The opioid epidemic in New Jersey and the rest of the country has prompted police officers to consider new strategies to fight the war against drugs. Police are also returning…

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400-plus Grade 6 Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2017

Between STAR Catholic and Black Gold School Division, more than 400 Grade 6 students graduated from the DARE program on April 19. Each student received a certificate from their DARE instructor and School Resource Officer Cst. Neil Muz.

After three years of absence, this year’s Grade 6 students graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. New school resource officer Cst. Neil Muz reintroduced the program into City of Leduc Schools. He has been teaching the course for the last 12 years in every community he’s been posted in and has seen a lasting impact on students. “D.A.R.E. is a 10-week course primarily designed to teach at the Grade 6 level — even though it could be taught at every…

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Casa Senior Project Helps D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2017

Two Casa Grande High School students make their Senior Project a fundraising event for the #Petaluma Police Department's DARE Program. Photo by Mike Harris via Twitter.

Two Casa Grande High school students have made a major contribution to the Petaluma Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program through their senior project. Photo by Mike Harris via Twitter. Tony Pleinnikul and Mathew Kupes organized a Tip a Cop event at Pongo’s Kitchen. The restaurant also donated 15 percent of each bill during the promotion. Along with other donations, the two seniors raised $2,575 for the D.A.R.E. program. The D.A.R.E. program is a 10-week curriculum on drug abuse…

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D.A.R.E. Makes a Return to District 1

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2017

School Resource Officer Heather Montgomery talks to students at Bakken Elementary on Thursday about the dangers of alcohol, drugs and violence as part of the D.A.R.E. program

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) has made a return to the Williston Public School District under the guidance of school resource officer Heather Montgomery. Right: School Resource Officer Heather Montgomery talks to students at Bakken Elementary on Thursday about the dangers of alcohol, drugs and violence as part of the D.A.R.E. program. It’s been about three years since the district has participated in the D.A.R.E. program, though similar programs like CounterACT have been…

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Popular D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Bankhead Middle School

Posted on Apr 10th, 2017

CORDOVA — More than 80 fifth-graders at Bankhead Middle School graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on Tuesday, after Cordova Police Officer Ray Goggans led the 10-week substance abuse prevention education program. The school has not hosted the D.A.R.E. program in at least four years, according to Principal Amber Freeman. “It gives them the skills to deal with difficult situations. It gives them some opportunities to think about what to do when they’re asked to do something they…

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D.A.R.E. is Back in Lamesa Schools

Posted on Mar 12th, 2017

By SRO Michael Boyd Daren has finally made his return to LMS! Thank you to SRO Michael Boyd for providing education to encourage our LMS Tors to make safe and healthy decisions. Click image for larger view. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is back in Lamesa Schools. We want to thank Jim Knight, our Superintendent, for allowing Officer Garza and myself the opportunity to be a part of the D.A.R.E family to empower our students to make better decisions in life. It’s has…

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Loris Police Look to Fight Gang, Drug Activity Starting with Youth

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017

LORIS, SC (WBTW) – The Loris Police Department and local leaders are trying to come up with ways to fight drug and gang problems in the area. One of the ideas is to bring the D.A.R.E program into Loris Elementary School. “Right now we’re going to start small and start with little programs such as the D.A.R.E. program,” said Loris Police Lieutenant, Gary Buley. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and is a program that teaches kids about the dangers of drugs,…

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Police D.A.R.E to Bring Back Drug Program

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department brought back the county’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) program. The D.A.R.E board was shut down eight years ago, but was brought back Feb. 6. The program has since been added to the Nodaway County school curriculum. The program is headed by Sgt. Rich Smail, who retired from the Maryville Public Safety Department in 2016. As of 2009, the D.A.R.E program has trained over 50,000 police officers to teach its program every year to 36…

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Pennington Gap Police Reinstate D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017

Joel Duncan serves as the school resource officer for Pennington Middle School in Lee County, and now he is bringing back the D.A.R.E. program many may recognize from childhood.

PENNINGTON GAP, VA. - Communities across southwest Virginia are constantly looking for ways to cut down on the epidemic proportion of drug abuse and addiction. In Pennington Gap alone, the police chief tells us they have taken more than 40 reports of stolen medications since January and had four drug-related arrests this month. Police there believe breaking the cycle may start with young students and reinstating a popular drug-prevention program. Joel Duncan serves as the school resource…

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