January 21, 2017

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St. Helen School (OH) D.A.R.E. Graduation

The D.A.R.E. essay contest winners are (l to r) Liam Grzywinski and Madeline Martin Kosier, with runner-up Paige Fisher. They are with their D.A.R.E. officer, Deputy Roy Lundstrom.

On Jan. 10, the sixth-grade class at St. Helen School celebrated the completion of the D.A.R.E. program conducted by Deputy Roy Lundstrom during the first semester of study. This completed Lundstrom’s 15th year at St. Helen School. In photo (click for full view): D.A.R.E. essay contest…

A. C. Moore Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

A. C. Moore Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation. Left to right: D.A.R.E. Instructor Deputy Mariola Wood, Captain John Ewing, Overall Essay Winner Brandon Baker, Emma Price, Gracie Lechnar, Sgt. Howard Barrett, and Dr. Chantelle Baker, Principal.

The students at A.C. Moore Elementary enjoy having Deputy Wood as their D.A.R.E. Instructor and Deputy Wood loves her students. Captain Ewing was the guest speaker and did a wonderful demonstration of why having your own ‘help network’ is valuable in life.  To have others share the load when…

Brinkley Named North Carolina Executive of the Year

Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley was named the 2017 North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officers Association Glen Mowery Executive of the Year for his support of the program taught at Nags Head Elementary School by Nags Head School Resource Officer Lora Gilreath, pictured with Brinkley.

Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley has been named Executive of the Year by the North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officers Association for his support of the drug abuse resistance program. Image: Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley was named the 2017 North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officers Association Glen…

North Springs Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

North Springs Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Essay Winners. Back Row: Mrs. Jennifer Germann, Principal David Holzendorf, Deputy Arlene Sharpe, Sr. Deputy Will Gibson and Lt Verlon Rhodes - Front Row Essay Winners Left to Right: Joshua Rivers, Sasha Singleton (overall winner), Journey Armstead, Victoria King, Makayla Jeske and Shreya Kumar.

D.A.R.E. graduation at North Springs Elementary was exciting for all of the students. The Essay Winners are proud to represent their homeroom teachers and Miss Sasha Singleton will reign as the schools overall winner for the 2016/2017 school year. Deputy Gibson will be visiting the K-4th graders…

Satchel Ford Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

The students at Satchel Ford would like to say thank you to Deputy Roberts for starting the D.A.R.E. program at their school. Plus, the students would like to give a huge thank you to Deputy Morant for completing the program. Deputy Morant’s heart is filled with pride for these students and she…

Catawba Trail Elementary, Elgin, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

Principal Barth, D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Mackinley Blackwell, her mother Jami Lea Blackwell and Deputy Fred Williams

Principal Barth shared encouraging words along with Deputy Williams for the families in attendance at their D.A.R.E. graduation. Principal Barth also said, “Thank you Deputy Williams for giving your time to our children, they truly enjoy you.” Mrs. Barth added; “it is apparent from the…

Retro Bill Visits Cooper County Schools

Retro Bill, a world-renowned motivational speaker, talks to students at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School on Wednesday. His message was simple, but yet life-changing for many students.

He's been called Elvis, but Retro Bill is nothing like him, he is his own person. This is the message that Bill has brought to millions of children across the United States, 'be kind and be your own person.' Photo (click image for full view): Retro Bill, a world-renowned motivational speaker,…

Sloatsburg Elementary School Fifth-Graders Graduate From D.A.R.E. Program

Twenty-five fifth-grade Sloatsburg Elementary School students recently graduated from the Ramapo Police Department's DARE program.

RAMAPO, N.Y. -- With smiles on their faces 25 fifth-grade students at Sloatsburg Elementary School showed off their certificates after graduating recently from the Town of Ramapo Police DARE Program. Ramapo police Officer Danny Lynch, who is in charge of the program, said he was impressed with…

Winning D.A.R.E. Essay Tells Importance of Program

D.A.R.E. Officer David Schaetzel awards D.A.R.E. Essay Winner 2016 Grace Dyke of Demotte Christian School

Image: D.A.R.E. Officer David Schaetzel awards essay winner Grace Dyke. What D.A.R.E. Means to Me By Grace Dyke Some people don’t take D.A.R.E. seriously. But I think D.A.R.E. is very important. It stands for define, assess, respond, and evaluate. D.A.R.E. can help people get out of bad…

Hempstead Elementary Fifth-Graders Graduate From D.A.R.E. Program

Fifth-grade students from Hempstead Elementary School show off their DARE certificates

RAMAPO, N.Y. -- There was big excitement Wednesday when Hempstead Elementary School fifth-grade students received their DARE program graduation certificates. The students were presented the certificates by Ramapo Police Chief Bad Weidel and DARE officer Danny Lynch. The program works to…

Louisiana, BONCL Schools Complete the D.A.R.E. Program

The 2016 D.A.R.E. essay winners at Louisiana Elementary were Johnny Picone, Devon Davis, Anna Ince and Raegan Bowser.

Two schools recently graduated students through the D.A.R.E. program. Louisiana Elementary School held its ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 14, and BONCL completed its two student D.A.R.E. class on Friday, Dec. 16. At Louisiana Elementary, the students received their certificates individually by…

Op-ed: We need police-in-school programs to build trust

By Tibby Milne In the moment of crisis, police training and communication saved lives at Ohio State University. On Nov. 28, a criminal struck out against an unsuspecting public, first crashing into a mass of students with his car and then slashing and stabbing others with a butcher's knife.…

Leaders in Harrison County return for Another Term

Sheriff Joe Myers (in photo) said, “We've applied for a couple grants with the governor and the (Attorney General’s) Office. They want us to get our D.A.R.E. officers back into the schools, so we're going to apply for that grant, hopefully we can get it again.”

HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio — Some of the officers who will lead Harrison County in the coming years have been sworn in. The men taking an oath on Tuesday have already served at least one term at their post. They have experience under their belt, and they're looking forward to making more…

Bland County Deputies D.A.R.E. to Teach

Deputies Jason Ramsey (left) and Randy Dillow recently completed a D.A.R.E. training class.

Bland County Elementary and Middle School students will find familiar faces teaching their D.A.R.E. classes in the coming spring. Bland County deputies and school resource officers Randy Dillow and Jason Ramsey completed the D.A.R.E. America training program earlier this month and are ready to…

Colton Police Distribute Toys to Young Patients at Arrowhead Regional

On Wednesday, Dec. 21 the Colton Police Officers Association held its annual Operation Giving at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where over 430 toys were distributed to young patients. Santa (Ruben Morales) was escorted by police officers through the hospital to deliver toys, candy canes and Christmas cheer. Photo Courtesy/Laura Morales

Young patients who spent the holidays at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center were surprised by an early visit from Santa who passed out toys and candy. Colton police officers escorted Santa as he meandered through the hospital spreading Christmas cheer. The 5th annual Operation Giving is a holiday…