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Best Ever D.A.R.E. To Cruz Car Show

Cruz Car Show

Great weather, great people and cool cars made the ninth annual D.A.R.E. TO CRUZ Car Show a huge success. The event drew 181 registered entries from around the region. A total of $2,946 was raised for the Lewisburg Police Department’s D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. The funds…

It’s All Downhill from Here: Speed Thrills Drivers at Annual Soap Box Derby

Seymour, IN D.A.R.E. Soap Box Derby

Two years ago, sisters Aralyn and Jaidah Battice were walking with their family in downtown Seymour and literally ran right into the D.A.R.E. Soap Box Derby. They had never heard of the event before and decided to hang around and watch. “It looked like fun,” said Aralyn, 10, a student at…

Quincy Dunkin’ Donuts Donates $3.5K to D.A.R.E. Program

Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees from Quincy recently presented a check for $3,500 to the Quincy Police Department to support their D.A.R.E program. (From left to right) Back Row: Quincy Police Officer Stephen Cleary, Quincy Police Captain John Dougan, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Joe Murray, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Joseph Fernandes, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Paul Cleary, Quincy Police D.A.R.E. Officer Don Sautter, Quincy Police Lt. Jack Sullivan. (From left to right) Front Row: Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Victor Carvalho, Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Billy Donovan, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Eric Eskander, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Octavio Carvalho, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Peter Doyle, Quincy Police D.A.R.E. Officer John Grazioso. Photo courtesy of RF Binder.

The local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees recently presented a check to the Quincy Police Department for their D.A.R.E program. Image (click for full view): Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees from Quincy recently presented a check for $3,500 to the Quincy Police Department to support their D.A.R.E…

Sheriff’s Office Expands Relationships in County Schools with Deputy Presence

Crestview students, left to right, Chase Forwerck, Sonny Chorvas and Austin Sheets talk with Deputy Mike Biberstine (center). (Photo courtesy of Crestview High School)

VAN WERT COUNTY — This school year has brought a new face to the halls of Lincolnview and Crestview Local Schools on a more regular basis. Deputy Mike Biberstine with the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office is assigned to the schools throughout the week to expand the relationship between the…

D.A.R.E. Comes Back to DCSD Schools

Sergeant Pete Butcher talks to fifth graders at Centennial Elementary about the D.A.R.E. program, which came back to Duchesne County School District this year.

Since 1983, The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program has been a part of young people’s education across the country. After a short absence, the D.A.R.E. program has come back to Duchesne County School District this year. The program is being administered by the Roosevelt Police…

D.A.R.E. Adds Bullying and Critical Thinking to its Program

Daren in Central Point, OR

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. - Central Point School Officers say the program D.A.R.E. is adding bullying and critical thinking to its program. They say in past years the program only covered drugs and alcohol. "Sometimes there's a disconnect between fifth grade and their high school years and that's…

Willmar Police Officer Gene Schneider Begins 16th Year as D.A.R.E. Officer

Willmar Police Officer Gene Schneider

(Willmar MN-) This is the 26th year that Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., has been taught in the Willmar School District. Willmar Police Officer Gene Schneider has been teaching D.A.R.E. for 16 of those years, and he says the D.A.R.E. curricullum periodically undergoes changes to…

D.A.R.E. Officer Goes Above and Beyond for Her Students

Olga Keese, D.A.R.E. America Officer of the Year

Students in Pecos are learning more than just math and science. A local police officer works full time as a D.A.R.E officer. Officer Olga Keese teaches young students the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. With thirteen years of experience in the police force, she’s worked her way from…

Springfield Sheriff Accepts Drug Prevention Grant

Clark County Sheriff Gene A. Kelly

Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly recently accepted the 2016-2017 Drug Use Prevention Grant Award for $53,685. This grant will be used in the DARE program to fund the salaries of the two full-time deputies assigned to instruction duties of the program in all Clark County schools. Deputies Lisle…

Fifth-Graders at Royalview Elementary School in Willowick Meet New D.A.R.E. Officer

Willowick D.A.R.E. Officer, Don Slapnicker discusses decision making with the fifth graders in Royalview Elementary’s D.A.R.E. class. Kristi Garabrandt — The News-Herald.

Defining, assessing and coming up with a response to a problem is how Royalview Elementary School fifth-graders spent their first Drug Abuse Resistance Education class with Willowick Mayor Rich Regovich and new D.A.R.E. officer Don Slapnicker. Image (click for full view): Willowick D.A.R.E.…

Santa Monica Police Sergeant Brown Gets “Hero Award” from AFSP

National Suicide Prevention Week

Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Presents "Hero Award" to Santa Monica Police Sergeant for Dedication to Suicide Prevention FSP Greater Los Angeles Chapter to Present First Responder's Award at National Suicide Prevention Week Ceremony LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1, 2016…

D.A.R.E. Celebrates 25 years in Miami Township

Miami Township

The Miami Township Police Department celebrated 25 years of bringing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program into local schools on Aug. 16. In 1991, when rubbing alcohol abuse was the most serious problem facing children, the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, the then Ohio Attorney…

Two Years

Eric Watson, Bradley County Sheriff, Tennessee

"D.A.R.E. once again is at full strength in fifth grades, as well, with SROs teaching this valuable program that teaches students keys to dealing with peer pressure and the dangers of drugs, alcohol and other substances." A message from Eric Watson, Bradley County Sheriff, Tennessee. There’s an…

Searching for a Brighter Greene

Greene County, PA

WAYNESBURG – Nearly a year ago, hundreds gathered in Greene County Courthouse for a town hall meeting to discuss ideas on how to curb the heroin epidemic that has gripped the region. One of the ideas that came out of the October meeting was the formation of the Coalition for a Brighter…

Colton Police Officers Give Toys to Young Patients at San Bernardino Clinic

Jazmin Alanis, 8, reacts to the presents of Officers of the Colton Police Department and Colton Police Officers Association handing out toys donated by DARE to patients at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Blood & Marrow Transplant center in San Bernardino Friday. Photo by Eric Reed.

Colton police officers joined D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to distribute toys Friday morning to dozens of young patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic. Image: Jazmin Alanis, 8, reacts to the presents of Officers of the Colton…