April 30, 2016

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DEA to Host Press Conference on Opioid Epidemic

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R/x, heroin, and fentanyl continue to see spikes in abuse and overdose. DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg and other federal, state and local officials will host a press conference to highlight the ongoing U.S. opioid epidemic, and outline continued efforts to address the crisis. The event…

D.A.R.E. Day photos from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Naples, FL

Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Naples, FL D.A.R.E. Car and Daren at Vineyards Elementary School on D.A.R.E. Day, April 21, 2016

D.A.R.E. Day 2016 photos from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Naples, FL, featuring D.A.R.E. America ELEAB Member & Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, Dr. Kamala Patton – Collier County Public Schools Superintendent, the Elementary School Principals of the Collier County School…

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Leads the Way on D.A.R.E. Day


Florida Department of Law Enforcement Leads the Way on D.A.R.E. Day, April 21, 2016. Check out the D.A.R.E. vehicles on the steps of the Capitol in Tallahassee,…

Tracy D.A.R.E. Creates Libraries in Africa

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D.A.R.E. Program: ‘It works’

Sgt. Bobby Stroop, the Highland County D.A.R.E. officer, stands outside the sheriff’s department’s new DARE cruiser, a former state patrol cruiser that has been wrapped in an attention-grabbing camouflage style

The D.A.R.E. anti-drug program is an effective deterrent that helps keep youngsters from using drugs, alcohol and tobacco, and which works in part because “education is key to helping children,” according to Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera. Left: Sgt. Bobby Stroop, the Highland County…

D.A.R.E. Association of South Carolina’s 2016 Black History STOMPFEST


The D.A.R.E. Association of South Carolina presented the 2016 Black History Month STOMPFEST on February 13, 2016 at Westwood High School, 180 Turkey Farm Road in Blythewood, South Carolina, to raise money for D.A.R.E. It was a success for the D.A.R.E. Association of South Carolina…

Congratulations to the Graduates of the 78th Florida D.A.R.E. Officer Training!

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

The first training of the year for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program was January 4-15, 2016 and was once again held at the FDLE Fort Myers Regional Operations Center (FMROC). The 16 officers and agencies making the commitment to the program include those in Broward, Collier,…

Proud D.A.R.E. Graduates

Eighty fifth grade students proudly hold up their certificates after completing the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program during a Friday, February 5, 2016 graduation ceremony at Valley View Middle School in Watchung. Photo by Debbie Weisman

Proud of our local program! 80 graduates!! Eighty fifth grade students proudly hold up their certificates after completing the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program during a Friday, Feb. 5 graduation ceremony at Valley View Middle School in Watchung. Master of ceremonies was…

A Big D.A.R.E. America “Thank You” to D.AR.E. Instructor, Major Steve Gilbert, as he retires after 30 years of service!

Steve Gilbert

Bedford D.A.R.E. Officer Retires (BEDFORD) - Bedford Police Major Steve Gilbert has retired after serving more than 30 years with the Bedford Police Department. Maj. Gilbert's last day was Wednesday. "Steve was dedicated to serving the citizens of Bedford, especially the kids," says Chief…

Santa Maria Police Department Graduates over 700 in its D.A.R.E. Program

St. Mary of the Assumption School D.A.R.E. Graduation

RETRO BILL was the Keynote Speaker at the Santa Maria Police Department's Annual D.A.R.E. Graduation hosted by D.A.R.E. Officer Al Torres. Over 700 6th Grade Santa-Maria Bonita School District students graduated from the D.A.R.E. Program at the end of the fall 2015 semester. Over 900 additional…

Happy 20th Birthday to the Timmins Police D.A.R.E. Program

Timmins DARE

The Timmins Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program celebrated its 20th birthday on Saturday to great fanfare. The program mascot Daren the Lion had a birthday party at the Timmins Public Library to mark the occasion and 40 children from the city attended the event complete with story time,…

Oxford Resident Trooper Rescues Four-Legged Victim

Vicki Donohoe

OXFORD, CT (January 27, 2016) - On Friday, January 22, 2016 at approximately 2:36 p.m., Trooper Donohoe #1073 was dispatched to 288 Governors Hill Road in the town of Oxford for an anonymous phone call regarding a German shepherd dog being neglected. Upon arriving on scene Trooper Donohoe spoke…

Special Thanks to Germantown Police Department for Saving their D.A.R.E Program

Germantown WI Police

Germantown PD takes control of D.A.R.E. program at two schools. Local parents, kids and the community step up to keep their local D.A.R.E. program. This video was originally published on Yahoo!…

A Day in the Life snapshot: NCDOA Board member and Mentor Lora Gilreath from Nags Head Police Department.

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A fun look at a day in the life of Lora Gilreath School Resource Officer, Nags Head Elementary School. (Click the image to enlarge) or go to the original…

RETRO BILL was Keynote Speaker at the Pecos, Texas D.A.R.E. Graduation

RETRO BILL in Pecos, Texas

The International D.A.R.E. Safety & Self-Esteem Buddy RETRO BILL was in west  Texas (and Home of the World's First Rodeo) recently, where he received a standing ovation as the Keynote Speaker for the Pecos, Texas Police Department and Pecos - Barstow - Torah Independent School District's…