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Florida DOT Class #79 Gives Back to the Community at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission

Orlando Union Rescue Mission

D.A.R.E. Florida Coordinator Jay Best organized the Thursday DOT graduation to be held at the Orlando Mission rather than at a  hotel or a restaurant. A fine example of reaching out and connecting to the community. Florida DOT Class #79 served over 200 meals to homeless families in the Central…

DWI Arrests Continue to Decrease in Wichita Falls

Jeff Hughes

Officer Jeff Hughes said, “The D.A.R.E. program is really good about educating students on the dangers of drinking and driving and drugs.” WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - DWI arrests in Wichita Falls are on the decline. Arrests have decreased each of the last three years. In 2012, there…

Daring to Help: Deputy Works to Positively Impact Community’s Youth

Ontario County Sheriffs Deputy-Robert Holland

Ontario County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Holland uses D.A.R.E. program — among other outlets — to positively influence children. Ontario County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Holland says helping others is in his family's DNA. His desire to positively influence those around him is what led to an active…

Caddo Deputy To Represent State D.A.R.E. Organization

Deputy LaTienda Pierre Davis, 2016-17 President of the Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers Association

A Caddo Sheriff’s Deputy has received a very big honor, and will use her new position to help keep school-aged kids away from drugs and violence. Deputy LaTienda Pierre Davis was sworn in as the 2016-17 President of the Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers Association during the group’s annual awards…

Lindsborg Student Wins State D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

Taylor Hinderliter, 2016 Kansas State D.A.R.E. Essay Winner

TOPEKA – (August 9,2016) – A Lindsborg middle school student has been named the winner of this year’s state D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) essay contest, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. Taylor Hinderliter, a student at Smoky Valley Middle School, was…

D.A.R.E. Training Moves to Cenla After Recent Tragedies

Officers at the 25th Annual D.A.R.E. Officer Training in Alexandria pause for a moment of silence to remember those whose lives have been lost this year. Photo by Addyson Baden.

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - More than 150 officers from all over the state were in Alexandria today for D.A.R.E. training. However, that was not the original plan. The conference was originally scheduled to be held in the Baton Rouge area, but due to recent events in the capitol city, they decided…

D.A.R.E. Comes to Lakeland Christian Academy

Lakeland Christian Academy

WINONA LAKE — Incoming eighth-grade students for the 2016-17 year at Lakeland Christian Academy will be required to participate in the D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through twelfth grade to resist peer…

Street Receives Runner-Up Honors

Meredith Street

OSAGE — Osage middle school student Meredith Street has been named the runner-up in the state D.A.R.E. essay contest at the Milton R. Owen Nature Center. Earlier this year, Street, the daughter of Aaron and Anne Street, Osage, was named the local D.A.R.E. winner. Here is her award-winning…

Know the Warning Signs of Bullying

D.A.R.E. Officer Dana Mudrock

Before your children go back to school, there are a few things parents should know on the subject of bullying. Dana Mudrock has been in law enforcement for 19 years, 17 as an officer, and has worked in Forensics, Patrol, Special Victims Unit, Civil, and is currently assigned to the Riverton City…

Steve Abercrombie and Tracy D.A.R.E. Win 2016 Compassion in Action Award

Steve Abercrombie

Congratulations to Officer Steve Abercrombie and Tracy D.A.R.E. for being selected to receive an African Library Project 2016 Compassion in Action Award. This international honor is awarded annually by the African Library Project to book drive organizers and Africans that have made an outstanding…

Illinois Officer Meets Baby He Delivered

Trenton, Illinois Police Officer Ryan Weh holds the newborn he helped deliver. Officer Weh is a local D.A.R.E. officer and previous had one of the baby's parents Jessica and Humberto's older children in his class

An Illinois family got an early delivery this weekend, thanks to some quick thinking from a local police officer. Trenton, Illinois, Officer Ryan Weh had just started his shift early Saturday morning when he heard the radio crackle. Right: Trenton, Illinois Police Officer Ryan Weh holds the…

New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officer Training December 2016

A new DOT class will be offered in Bergen County in December 2016 for the convenience of northern agencies. DATE: December 5th - 16th, 2016 LOCATION: Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute at 281 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430 COST: FREE (Meals and Lodging not covered) The…

RCMP – School Year End Report Shared

St Albert Clocktower Downtown. By en:User:Fellowedmonton (en:File:Downtown clocktower.jpg) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

St. Albert, AB - St. Albert RCMP share a Year End School Resource Officer Report with the St. Albert Public School Division, St. Albert Greater Catholic School Division, Centre Nord School Division and the Sturgeon School Division at the close of the school year. Once this report is shared with the…

D.A.R.E. to Care: Van Otterloo recognized for commitment to Spencer’s youth

Lt. Kyle Van Otterloo with the Spencer Police Department takes a selfie of himself and the pack of runners prior to the start of last year's D.A.R.E. 5K Fun Run. This year's run will be conducted at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, near the boat ramp at West Leach Park. Van Otterloo, who organizes the run, was recently presented with the state's D.A.R.E. Peer Recognition Award.

Next Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m., athletes young and old will line up near the boat ramp at West Leach Park to help raise funds for the 2017 graduating D.A.R.E. class and to demonstrate a commitment to stay drug free. Right: Lt. Kyle Van Otterloo with the Spencer Police Department takes a…

Warsaw (IN) Sixth-Graders Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation

The Official D.A.R.E. Safety & Self-Esteem Buddy RETRO BILL and Warsaw, IN D.A.R.E. Officers Cpl. Doug Light (L) and Sgt. Joe Hawn (R)

WARSAW — Retro Bill, lip-synching cops and a laser light spectacular all marked the end of this year’s D.A.R.E. program as sixth-graders from nine area elementary schools gathered to celebrate their graduation. Students from Madison, Claypool, Sacred Heart, Leesburg, Harrison, Washington,…