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Keepin it RealD.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Elementary Curriculum Alignment with New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards

The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards were first adopted by the State Board of Education in 1996. The standards are not curriculum, which is decided at the local level. Rather, the standards describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public school education. The standards are also designed to help teachers prepare our students to be college and career-ready. Continue reading….

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A Rejuvenated D.A.R.E. Can Combat Opioid Epidemic, Cops Say

Posted on May 1st, 2017

By Dave Hutchinson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. Right: Statewide members of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association met on Monday at the Ocean County Police Academy. In the wake of the growing heroin and opioid epidemic, New Jersey's Drug Abuse Resistance Education - also known as D.A.R.E. - program is regaining its footing after years of neglect because of the lack of funding. On Monday, statewide members of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association met at the Ocean County…

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LBT Officer Heads Up New Jersey D.A.R.E. Association, Aiming to Help Combat State Drug Epidemic

Posted on Apr 27th, 2017

A Long Beach Township police officer was among the members of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association who met for the first time this past Monday, at the Ocean County Police Academy, to discuss the drug abuse epidemic. Right: Members of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association met at the Ocean County Police Academy on April 24. “This is a very important association bringing together all the D.A.R.E. officers from the state to help rebuild and strengthen D.A.R.E. in New Jersey…

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Boonton Township Fifth Graders Say No to Drugs

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017

11-year-old fifth grader John Pietranera, from Boonton Township, reads from his essay about staying away from drugs and making the right decisions

11-year-old fifth grader John Pietranera, from Boonton Township, reads from his essay about staying away from drugs and making the right decisions. (Click to enlarge). BOONTON TWP. – Fifth graders at the Rockaway Valley Elementary School spent a portion of Valentine’s Day assembled in the gymnasium to participate in the fifth annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation ceremony. About 50 fifth graders, all wearing D.A.R.E. T-shirts, were recognized for their efforts…

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Boonton Township’s D.A.R.E. Program Turns 25

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017

Boonton Township Patrolman Thomas Cacciabeve became the town's first DARE instructor in 1991. From left to right, former Mayor Doug Cabana, Cacciabeve, and retired Police Chief Anthony Mini. (Photo: Courtesy of Boonton Township Police Department)

Boonton Township's Police Department marked the 25th anniversary of its D.A.R.E. program by praising students for making good choices. Boonton Township Patrolman Thomas Cacciabeve became the town's first DARE instructor in 1991. From left to right, former Mayor Doug Cabana, Cacciabeve, and retired Police Chief Anthony Mini. (Photo: Courtesy of Boonton Township Police Department). Rockaway Valley Elementary School hosted a graduation ceremony this week for this year’s class of fifth…

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Julia Manning, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board New Jersey Representative

Posted on Dec 13th, 2016

My name is Julia Manning and I’m a high school sophomore from New Jersey. I am a hardworking and dedicated student and athlete, and I have received many academic and athletic awards. But more important than personal awards in school and sports is the health and happiness of ourselves and those around us. I have seen first hand the dangers of adolescent drug and alcohol use and abuse. And I am also aware of the powerful pressures that lead kids to engage in unhealthy and dangerous…

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Man Arrested After Boy in Wayne Comes Home, Finds Burglar

Posted on Oct 20th, 2016

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 his house in the Pine Lakes section around 3:20 p.m. "I thought it was my washing machine," said Alan. But he also saw him and knew exactly what to do. He left quickly and quietly, and then…

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

Posted on Aug 2nd, 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 Registration Form can be found here. Completed registration forms can be emailed to Jacqueline Ho or faxed to 310-215-0180. Training questions can be emailed to Jacqueline Ho. You can also call…

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Overlook 5K Gets Summit’s Summertime Off to Fast Start

Posted on Jun 29th, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Hundreds of runners, ranging from speed burners to recreational joggers and from kids to seniors, all took to the Hilltop City's streets for the annual Overlook 5K, presented by the Summit Running Company. Mayor Nora Radest officially started the race on Maple Street, setting the group off on a journey through Summit's neighborhoods -- where several residents popped outdoors to offer encouragement -- to the eventual finish line on Railroad Avenue. Two Summit Runners --…

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Glassboro 6th Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2016

Proud parents and students packed Glassboro's Thomas E. Bowe School gym this June. The group gathered to watch the school's 149 sixth-graders graduate from the D.A.R.E. program. Glassboro Police Cpl. Timothy D. Brown instructed this year's students. Brown incorporated decision making, prevention of drug and alcohol addiction, K-9 demonstrations and overviews of law enforcement careers into this year's D.A.R.E. program. Students received a special visit from police sketch artist, Julie…

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Former NFL’er Steve Weatherford Keynotes as Summit D.A.R.E. Class of 2016 Graduates

Posted on Jun 17th, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 300 Summit students and their family members packed the Summit High School auditorium to celebrate the 2016 D.A.R.E. graduation, a program that began in 1994 and which promotes healthy and responsible decision making. Right: Weatherford told the children that anything they set their mind to is possible to achieve, providing they make the right choices. The Summit Police Department facilitates one of the finest D.A.R.E. programs in the state, having been a charter…

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