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Recent Hometown Posts:

The Passing of D.A.R.E. Family Member Monica Sauls

It was said, “Anyone who knew her couldn’t be in the same room with her and not be happy, and anyone in the room who didn’t know her soon would.” Monica Sauls, having served the Highlands County Sheriff Office (FL) for 41 years, retired in 2012. Monica devoted most of her law enforcement…

Books Have Changed Our Lives (The Impact of the Tracy D.A.R.E. Program)

The Impact of the Tracy D.A.R.E. Program: Bright Edem Kofi Adeti is a teacher in one of the remote northern Ghana schools.  His prize-winning school attributes their success to the books Tracy D.A.R.E. sent them. My name is Bright Edem Kofi Adeti.  I teach French and Information and…

RETRO BILL’s Keynote Motivational Appearance in Burlington, NC

"The Official D.A.R.E. Safety & Self-Esteem Buddy - RETRO BILL made a Keynote Motivational Appearance at Burlington, North Carolinia Police Department's D.A.R.E. Days in the Park Event" Burlington, North Carolina - USA The Burlington Police Department Awarded it's D.A.R.E. Graduates…

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

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…

“I will never do drugs because of all I have lost, and I hope you won’t either”

D.A.R.E. Essay Winners Recognized Gabriel Benjamin brought the audience to its feet -- and a tear to the eyes of his listeners -- after reading his award-winning essay at the 12th annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) recognition program May 15 at the Dalton Convention Center. "I…

Inspiring Leaders of Tomorrow

Desiree Demers, a Grade 10 École secondaire catholique Thériault student, is seen in the foreground taking part in one of the “ice-breaker” activities held at the opening of the D.A.R.E. leadership camp at Camp Bickell on the weekend. About 80 high school students from Timmins attended the…

Eagle Pass Independent School District D.A.R.E. Graduation

D.A.R.E. Officer Michael Torralba of the Eagle Pass Independent School District held 2016-2017 D.A.R.E. Graduations for five elementary schools totaling 255 (6th and 5th grade) students. Students enjoyed boat rides by the Texas Game Wardens, motorcycle rides by the Eagle Pass Gypsys, ATV rides by…

Fundraiser Launched for Family of Summit Police Officer Killed in I-78 crash

SOMERVILLE - The communities of Summit and Somerville are grieving the loss of borough resident Matthew Tarentino, a Summit police officer, who was killed on his way to work early Tuesday morning on Route 78, By 4 p.m. Wednesday, more than $140,000 had been donated by more than 1,100 people for…

800 New Brunswick Students Say “No” to Drugs and Alcohol, Yes To D.A.R.E.

Another class of New Brunswick students have successfully completed the City’s D.A.R.E. program, pledging to live their lives free of the negative influences of drugs and alcohol. D.A.R.E. (Drugs Abuse Resistance Education), a national program that engages elementary-age students in learning…

Lakehurst Fifth Graders Graduate From D.A.R.E. Program

Nick Santonastasso speaks to Lakehurst Elementary 5th graders before they graduate from the D.A.R.E. program. (Photo by Sara Grillo). LAKEHURST – Two 5th grade classes at Lakehurst Elementary School graduated from the D.A.R.E. – Drug Abuse Resistance Education program on a sunny…

D.A.R.E. Program Staging Comeback

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…

Carver-Lyon Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduation, Columbia, SC

Deputy Joe White takes his job serious in every aspect of law enforcement. However, when Deputy White takes on the responsibility of teaching his students to make wise decision that can affect them for the rest of their life in the D.A.R.E. program, Deputy White pours out his heart in each…

Summit Police Department Recognized by New Jersey Attorney General for Outstanding Efforts in Community Policing

Summit Police Department Robert K. Weck, Chief of Police Steven Zagorski, Captain / Media Relations Officer 512 Springfield Avenue Summit, New Jersey 07901 908-273-0051 The Department’s D.A.R.E. Program was one of the community outreach initiatives highlighted during an awards ceremony,…

2017 D.A.R.E. Graduation Photos from South Dakota

Photos courtesy of South Dakota D.A.R.E. Coordinator Waylon Eckert. Click the images for larger…

D.A.R.E. Graduation at Richland County Muslim School Believed to be First in the Nation

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott discusses the historic graduation of Muslim students at the Islamic Academy of Columbia, believed to be the first in the nation. RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. - Ten Muslim students in Richland County participated in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind event of…