February 14, 2016




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.




Nominations for the 2016 Daryl F. Gates Lifetime Achievement, Officer of the Year, & Educator of the Year Awards

Posted on Feb 8th, 2016

Daryl F. Gates

D.A.R.E. America is accepting nominations for the 2016 Daryl F. Gates D.A.R.E. Lifetime Achievement, D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year, and D.A.R.E. Educator of the Year Awards. Recipients of these…

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D.A.R.E. Leaders Support CADCA at 26th Annual National Leadership Forum

Posted on Feb 4th, 2016


Members of the D.A.R.E . team from across the United States were a strong presence at CADCA’s 26th Annual National Leadership Forum, February 1-4 in National Harbor, Maryland.  CADCA’s National…

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

Posted on Jan 30th, 2016

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!…

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Erroneous report – D.A.R.E. to receive portion of proceeds from manufacturer of shirts shown worn by “El Chapo”

Posted on Jan 29th, 2016


Inglewood, CA January 28, 2016 An article published by Olivia Niland promulgates false information claiming D.A.R.E. will receive a portion of proceeds  from sales of shirts worn by Joaquín "El…

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

Posted on Jan 28th, 2016

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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…

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

Posted on Jan 27th, 2016


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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2016 D.A.R.E. Car Show Official Rules and Vehicle Registration

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2016

DARE Car Show 2015 Class 2 1st Place Winner

Download the International D.A.R.E. Training Conference Car Show 2016 Official Rules and Vehicle Registration Form from the 29th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference…

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Jacqueline Ho, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Posted on Jan 20th, 2016

Jacqueline Ho

Happy New Year to all! We begin 2016 with an addition to the D.A.R.E. Staff. As of January 4th Ms. Jacqueline Ho has joined our D.A.R.E. team. Jacqueline will work as the Executive Assistant to…

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National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week January 25 – 31, 2016

Posted on Jan 20th, 2016

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

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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Chief Leonard Named NCDOA Executive of the Year

Posted on Jan 19th, 2016

NCDOA Executive of the Year

WAKE FOREST, NC – Wake Forest Police Chief Jeff Leonard has been named the 2016 North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association Glen Mowery Executive of the Year. The honor is a tribute to Mowrey,…

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Impact of Marijuana Upon Colorado Youth

Posted on Jan 14th, 2016

Rocky Mountain HIDTA

The recent ONDCP Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area report, The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact, reveals the developing negative impact marijuana…

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CAMY Releases Report Finding Youth Exposed to ‘Staggering’ Number of Alcohol Ads

Posted on Jan 14th, 2016


The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs published a report this week with research from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health…

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National D.A.R.E. Day 2016

Posted on Jan 11th, 2016


National D.A.R.E. Day is observed each year on the third Thursday of April. National D.A.R.E. Day serves as an occasion for all to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of the Drug Abuse…

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National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week – January 25-31, 2016

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2015

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites you to participate in the 6th annual National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), a national health observance from January 25 to January 31,…

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Chief Takes a D.A.R.E.

Posted on Dec 17th, 2015

Absecon Police Chief John DeRitis

Photo: Absecon Police Chief John DeRitis teaches drug prevention at Emma C. Attales Middle School on Tuesday. ABSECON — When John DeRitis was appointed police chief in January, there was one…

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Use of Ecstasy, Heroin, Synthetic Marijuana, Alcohol, Cigarettes Declined Among US Teens in 2015

Posted on Dec 17th, 2015

University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—The results from the latest national survey in the Monitoring the Future series on use of licit and illicit drugs by American teenagers show that some important improvements are taking…

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D.A.R.E.: Building Confidence, Strength Through Smart Choices

Posted on Dec 14th, 2015

Sgt. Anna Neuser

D.A.R.E. working with our military partners - Building confidence and strength through smart choices. The article below by Sarah J. Schmidt, USAG Schinnen Public Affairs was originally published on…

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New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez recognizes Rio Rancho D.A.R.E. Officer Chris Beck as a New Mexico True Hero

Posted on Dec 12th, 2015

New Mexico True Hero Chris Beck

Officer Beck was recognized for his efforts in bringing D.A.R.E. to Rio Rancho where he reaches 450 students every year. Officer Beck also leads the Students Achieving For Excellence (SAFE) before…

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D.A.R.E. officers and D.A.R.E. students acting locally to help others globally

Posted on Dec 10th, 2015

Steve Abercrombie and Olga Keese

  Officer Olga Keese (TX) and Officer Steve Abercrombie (CA) showed their D.A.R.E students how they can make a difference beyond borders and and that goodwill has no boundaries. Click on the…

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NYC Notables Fete Dr. Mark S. Gold for his Career in Education, Research, and Prevention

Posted on Dec 4th, 2015

Mark S. Gold, MD

New York, NY – Tuesday evening a host of New York City notables gathered at the Metropolitan Club to honor Dr. Mark S. Gold for his 40 + years of tobacco, drug and alcohol research. Dr Gold’s…

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