July 23, 2017

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Talented Young Lady Sings the National Anthem at the 2017 D.A.R.E. Conference in Shreveport, LA

Sachiri Henderson sang a flawless National Anthem for over 200 Louisiana police officers at the 2017 D.A.R.E. Conference in Shreveport, LA. In photo from left to right: Shreveport, LA Chief of Police Alan Crump; 7th grade Youree Drive Middle Student & Soloist Sachiri Henderson; D.A.R.E. Vice…

Local Officer Earns Statewide Recognition

Officer Mark Gilmore has been named the D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year in the state of Mississippi. Gilmore was honored Monday at the D.A.R.E summer conference in Biloxi. D.A.R.E stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The D.A.R. E. website describes the program as “a police…

D.A.R.E. Essay Winner at Islamic Academy of Columbia, SC

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Cody Collins, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Missouri Representative

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Running Clinic for Kids to Raise Money for D.A.R.E. Program

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Fillmore County Sixth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. program

Chief Deputy Tony Webber

Chief Deputy Tony Webber was the guest speaker at the D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony, held last Wednesday morning, May 24. Fillmore County sixth graders have the knowledge and power “to resist drugs and violence.” Sixth-graders from Mabel-Canton, Lanesboro, Fillmore Central,…

Murray Fifth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Murray 2017 D.A.R.E. Graduates

Giving children accurate information about drugs is a powerful step in keeping them from forming addictions as adults. One group of Murray students has already taken that step, as the fifth graders in the school’s new D.A.R.E. program graduated in May. “Unfortunately drugs are a problem…

Fruge Named Illinois D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Lincoln Police Officer Chirsty Fruge, at right, was named the 2017 Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association Officer of the Year on Friday in East Peoria.

Lincoln Police Officer Chirsty Fruge, at right, was named the 2017 Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association Officer of the Year on Friday [June 16] in East Peoria. Lincoln Police Officer Christy Fruge was named the 2017 Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association Officer of the Year on Friday [June 16]…

Spearfish Student Earns 2nd Place in State D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

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D.A.R.E. Graduation Held at Norwalk Concert Hall

D.A.R.E. Graduation at Norwalk Concert Hall

More than 1,000 fifth-grade students from Norwalk’s 11 elementary schools filled the Norwalk Concert Hall Wednesday morning to celebrate their D.A.R.E. graduation. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a curriculum that has been sponsored by the Norwalk Police Department since 1987. It is…

Hundreds of Santa Maria Students Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation

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Weymouth Officials Welcome Return of D.A.R.E. Program

Weymouth officials hope to discourage pre-teens from abusing opioid drugs by restoring the Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E. curriculum under a $13,240 grant received through state Attorney General Maura Healey’s Youth Opioid Prevention program. Weymouth officials hope to discourage…

Lake Sheriff Bringing Back Drug-Education Program to Classrooms

A law officer practicing a drug-education awareness course for elementary students tried to get a group of deputies excited. “What time is it?” Martin County deputy sheriff Andrea Olson asked the group. The muffled response prompted her to goad them: “Louder, louder!” This time the…

Norwalk Ranked One of Ohio’s Safest Cities

Noting the success of the D.A.R.E. and Safety Town programs, Duncan said part of Norwalk being a safe city starts with young children. Norwalk has been ranked just outside the top 10 percent of the safest cities in Ohio. “There were close to 900 municipalities we were competing against,”…

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…