February 25, 2017
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This is the place to keep up with the latest information affecting our program as D.A.R.E. continues to help eradicate drug abuse and violence throughout the world.

 

 

 

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…

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Loris Police Look to Fight Gang, Drug Activity Starting with Youth

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017

LORIS, SC (WBTW) – The Loris Police Department and local leaders are trying to come up with ways to fight drug and gang problems in the area. One of the ideas is to bring the D.A.R.E program…

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D.A.R.E. Program Adds New Graduates

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017

Two Grade 5 classes from Wesmount school in Okotoks, AB, Canada, graduated from the D.A.R.E. program in February 2017

Two Grade 5 classes from Wesmount school graduated from the D.A.R.E. program this week. Stress, anxiety and challenging situations may lead to young people trying drugs or alcohol. Grade 5…

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Fifth Graders Commit to Living Drug and Alcohol Free

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017

Fifth graders at St. Patrick's Elementary School in Onalaska, WI graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on February 20, 2017

Onalaska, WI (WXOW) - Fifth graders at St. Patrick's Elementary School in Onalaska graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on Wednesday afternoon. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education.…

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Police D.A.R.E to Bring Back Drug Program

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department brought back the county’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) program. The D.A.R.E board was shut down eight years ago, but was brought back Feb.…

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Pennington Gap Police Reinstate D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017

Joel Duncan serves as the school resource officer for Pennington Middle School in Lee County, and now he is bringing back the D.A.R.E. program many may recognize from childhood.

PENNINGTON GAP, VA. - Communities across southwest Virginia are constantly looking for ways to cut down on the epidemic proportion of drug abuse and addiction. In Pennington Gap alone, the police…

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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…

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Commitment to D.A.R.E. shines in Pierce County

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017

Pierce County DARE Class

PRESCOTT -- Pierce County’s commitment to Drug Abuse Resistance Education is evident. On Thursday, Feb. 2, Prescott schools hosted D.A.R.E. officer training exercises for the sixth year in a…

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Elementary Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017

East Side Elementary School (Brownsville, TN) DARE Graduation 2017

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — With all the pomp and circumstance, fifth graders at East Side Elementary School graduate from a 10-week program. The D.A.R.E. “Keepin’ it Real” program is teaching…

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D.A.R.E. Essay Winners at Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School, Columbia, SC

Posted on Feb 16th, 2017

From left, first row, Jake Conroy, Imani Smith, Addison Canada, Sanraj Pal, Emma Hook (Overall essay winners). From left, back row, Mr. Rashad Adams (Assistant Principal), Deputy Arlene Sharpe (State D.A.R.E. Coordinator/Director, Dr. Sonja Parnell (Assistant Principal), Mr. Terry Dozier (Motivational Guest Speaker), Deputy Jamel Bradley (D.A.R.E. Instructor), Mrs. Karen Beaman (Principal).

In photo (click to view the full image): From left, first row, Jake Conroy, Imani Smith, Addison Canada, Sanraj Pal, Emma Hook (Overall essay winners). From left, back row, Mr. Rashad Adams…

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Rando Takes the Reins of D.A.R.E.

Posted on Feb 15th, 2017

Four current and former D.A.R.E. officers united in Watkins Glen, New York, this month were (from left) Shelter Island Chief Jim Read; Officer Anthony Rando; former Islander and Yorktown Police Officer Brian Mundy; and former Island Police Officer Walter Richards. Chief Read and Mr. Richards have both served as D.A.R.E. officers as Officers Rando and Mundy do now.

Shelter Island Police Officer Anthony Rando has completed a two-week training course in Watkins Glen, New York, and started his stint as the department’s D.A.R.E. officer this month, succeeding…

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County Starts D.A.R.E. Effort Again

Posted on Feb 12th, 2017

The members of the Nodaway County D.A.R.E. board include, front: Nate Rice, Marla Finney, Melissa Grace, Ken Grove; back: Marilyn Jenkins, Victor West, Randy Strong and Rick Smail. Not pictured: Rita Carroll, Robert Rice, Bill Meiners and Jason McDowell. There are a few members who have not been appointed yet.

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department re-instated the county’s DARE board which met on February 6. In photo (click to view the full image): The members of the Nodaway County D.A.R.E. board…

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D.A.R.E. Program Expanding in Tazewell County schools

Posted on Feb 5th, 2017

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) - Seventh graders at Tazewell Middle School are in a class of a different kind now. Thanks to the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, the students are getting a refresher course…

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D.A.R.E. Program Making a Comeback – and Growing – in Lexington

Posted on Jan 30th, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Yes, the 24 people in this classroom are a little old to be fifth graders. But the training team will tell you, these police officers are playing the part for a reason. "We…

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After 4 years, Chubbuck Welcomes the D.A.R.E. Program Back to its Schools

Posted on Jan 30th, 2017

Chubbuck Police Officer Scott Conlin teaches 12 Drug Abuse Resistance Education classes per week at Chubbuck’s elementary schools. The D.A.R.E. lessons began earlier this month.

CHUBBUCK — After fours years of being away, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE, is back in Chubbuck schools. And D.A.R.E. officer Scott Conlin — who grew up in Chubbuck and still…

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The Number Of Kids Using Illicit Drugs In Idaho Will Surprise You

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2017

Maybe the D.A.R.E program is working? Drug use across the United States among teens was lower in 2016 than 2015. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Idaho still has a good sized drug…

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Brinkley Named North Carolina Executive of the Year

Posted on Jan 18th, 2017

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…

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D.A.R.E. America National Scholarship Award 2017

Posted on Jan 12th, 2017

The D.A.R.E. America Board of Directors is pleased to offer a $20,000 scholarship to recognize academic excellence and reward students who remain true to the goals of the D.A.R.E. program. This…

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SuperShuttle Discount for Attendees of the 30th Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference

Posted on Jan 10th, 2017

Those joining the 30th Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference can get a 10% discount from SuperShuttle. Discount does not apply to exclusive vans (which are already discounted). Discount…

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National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, January 23 – 29, 2017

Posted on Jan 5th, 2017

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is a national health observance for teens to promote local events to shatter the myths and misconceptions about drugs. NDAFW links students with…

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