October 24, 2016

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Jarrod Wright, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Georgia Representative

Jarrod Wright, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Georgia Representative

Jarrod is a junior at Southeast Whitfield High School in Dalton, Georgia. He enjoys playing sports, and his favorite is basketball. He also loves to volunteer for things like coaching youth teams, packing gifts for under-privileged children, and helping in food drives. He attends Welcome Hill…

Man Arrested After Boy in Wayne Comes Home, Finds Burglar

D.A.R.E. New Jersey

A brave 11-year-old boy in New Jersey thwarted a would-be robber in his home, catching him in the act and then calling police. "My heart started pumping when I saw him," said the boy, named Alan. He came home from school Monday in Wayne, where he heard the burglar inside a first-floor room in…

D.A.R.E. Program Makes Comeback in Hancock County

D.A.R.E., Hancock County, Maine

ELLSWORTH - The drug battle in Hancock County is shifting to elementary schools. An old ally in the drug war is being enlisted to teach kids the dangers of drugs. The official name is Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It's known as the D.A.R.E. program. It's more than 30 years old. It was…

D.A.R.E.: Beyond Saying No

Cave City Police Officer James Roberts hands out workbooks to Caverna Elementary fifth-graders Thursday morning. Roberts is teaching the DARE program.

CAVE CITY — Police officer James Roberts taught his first D.A.R.E. class at Caverna Elementary School on Thursday morning to a group of fifth-graders. Right: Cave City Police Officer James Roberts hands out workbooks to Caverna Elementary fifth-graders Thursday morning. Roberts will be…

Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Complete D.A.R.E. Instructor Training

Charles County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the graduation of three school resource officers from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Instructor training recently held at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville. PFC Ronald Walls, Cpl. Kimberly…

Cocopah Police Department Gets New D.A.R.E. Vehicle

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Yuma Dealership Donates Vehicle To Cocopah Police Department. Cocopah Tribal Police Sgt. Jesus Verdugo accepts the keys of a new police car donated by Fisher Automotive Dealer Joe Fisher on Wednesday morning. The police car is wrapped in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education logo. Verdugo is a…

D.A.R.E. Car Show raises over $37,000

Edwardsville Annual D.A.R.E. Car Show

Following the 25th annual D.A.R.E. Car Show held on Aug. 21 of this year, Major Jeff Mills of the Edwardsville Police Department approached the Edwardsville City Council during Tuesday night’s meeting to announce the grand total of proceeds raised. Mills said each year the EPD aims to collect…

D.A.R.E. to Begin in Camden County

Celebrity Mascot Daren-the-Lion with D.A.R.E. America

CAMDENTON, Mo -- Children within Camden County will soon feel the benefits of D.A.R.E., the Drug Abuse Resistance Program. A press release from Camden County Sheriff's Office announced its official implementation of D.A.R.E. into the county's schools. Deputy Jamee Rugen will lead the program…

Chili Cook-Off Raises Money for Kids’ Programs


LA CROSSE, Wis. - It's the perfect time of year for chili, and chili fans were in luck Saturday. Over a thousand visitors could taste all kinds of chili at the 25th Annual State Bank Chili Cook-off at Riverside Park. Seven dollars bought visitors admission and the chance to try almost 30…

Augusta Gets Grant to Fund Anti-Drug Cop in Elementary Schools

Augusta Police Chief Robert Gregoire (L) and Augusta City Manager William Bridgeo (R)

The city's police chief said even students as young as those in elementary school are not immune to problems created by drug addiction. Image: Augusta Police Chief Robert Gregoire (L) and Augusta City Manager William Bridgeo (R). AUGUSTA — A $125,000 federal grant awarded to the Augusta…

20 Years of D.A.R.E. in Murrieta Schools: Police ‘Proud’ of Teaching, Mentoring Efforts

Murrieta Police

"The Murrieta Police Department believes the youth in our community is the greatest asset we have." MURRIETA, CA – Since 1996, the Murrieta Police Department has taught the D.A.R.E. curriculum to 5th graders in our local elementary schools. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program's mission…

D.A.R.E. Program Begins 28th Year in County

Shelby County, Ohio

SIDNEY — Shelby County Sheriff Lenhart has announced he will continue his support of the local school systems and children by continuing the office’s D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program, SRO (School Resource Officer) Program and the Sidney City School Safety Officer…

Seguin PD Expands D.A.R.E. Program

Seguin Police Department's D.A.R.E. Vehicle

The Seguin Police Department has “D.A.R.E.ed” to change lives for more than two decades. From the in-school sessions with D.A.R.E. Officer Hope Vasquez to the Halloween Safe House, Seguin Police Deputy Chief Bruce Ure hopes that the department’s tradition of working with children will keep…

D.A.R.E. Program Returns

North Haven Public Schools

A revamped D.A.R.E. program will return to North Haven public schools, but this program will go beyond teaching to just say no. Previously, the program targeted fifth-grade students, but this one will be presented at North Haven Middle School, to a population that has been determined to be most…

Cyber Bullying Addressed at Cobre School Board Meeting


BAYARD — Cyber bullying is a problem parents need to address and one that can be handled through the D.A.R.E. program according to members of the Cobre Consolidated Schools Board at its most recent meeting. Student representative Hannah Burnette discussed cyber bullying board meeting after the…