December 18, 2014
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D.A.R.E. International

With the tremendous success and rapid growth of the D.A.R.E. program in the United States in the 1980’s, other countries facing significant drug abuse problems among their youth approached D.A.R.E. for guidance and assistance.  Beginning at first with orientations and then slowly advising schools and law enforcement agencies in countries that included Canada, the United Kingdom, and several South American and Central American countries, D.A.R.E. has continued to be the “go to” organization that is repeatedly called upon to fill the void, and help country after country develop its own D.A.R.E. program.

By the end of 2010, more than 9,000 international law enforcement officers had been trained in 9 D.A.R.E. training centers throughout the world and are now teaching the D.A.R.E. curriculum in 13 languages to hundreds of thousands of school children in 44 different countries.
 

 

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Michael R. Kuhlman
Deputy Director, D.A.R.E. America International Operations

mike.kuhlman@dare.org
Phone: (828) 651-8334

Born and raised in Spokane, Washington Mr. Kuhlman graduated from Eastern Washington State University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism/Sociology after serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

Mr. Kuhlman began his career with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Seattle, Washington in 1971. In 1978, he was transferred to Bogota, Colombia and in 1983 he was promoted to Resident Agent In Charge of the Cali, Colombia Resident Office. In 1987 he was promoted to a Supervisory position in Miami, Florida. In 1990 he was transferred to DEA Headquarters in Washington, DC serving in the Office of International Programs.

After completing his Headquarters tour of duty, Mr. Kuhlman was assigned as DEA’s Country Attaché in Santiago, Chile and in 1997 he was promoted to Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Portland, Oregon Office—retiring from DEA in December 2000.

Deputy Director Kuhlman brings almost 30 years of experience as a DEA agent to his position as Deputy Director of D.A.R.E. International, which he has occupied since March 2001. Director Kuhlman’s area of responsibility is Europe, Asia (excluding China/Japan), the Caribbean, Colombia, and Brazil.
 

 

D.A.R.E. – In America and Around the World

The D.A.R.E. program is taught not only in hundreds of cities, townships, and counties throughout America, but also in these countries: 

Antigua and Barbuda

Anguilla

Barbados

Belgium

Bolivia

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Canada

Cayman Islands

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curacao

Dominica

El Salvador

Falkland Islands

Finland

Germany

Grenada

Guatemala

Honduras

Hungary

Iceland

Italy

Japan

Mexico

Micronesia

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Norway

Panama

Philippines

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Maarten

St. Vincent and Grenadines

South Korea

Spain

Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

United Kingdom

U.S. Virgin Islands