April 20, 2014

27th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference

Posted on April 4, 2014 by in Conferences, Upcoming Conference

The 27th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference will provide opportunities for attendees to gain enhanced knowledge, useful strategies, and practical skills that will have a positive impact within the schools and local communities.

Session topics will include:

  • D.A.R.E. curricula and classroom delivery.

  • Skill development in the effective use of the latest internet and classroom technology.

  • Current information on the relationship between drugs and crime.

  • Identification of high risk students and their “hidden” youth language.

  • Raise participant’s awareness of their contribution to school, neighborhood and community safety.

  • Strategies to develop citizen participation and citizen-oriented public safety programs.

  • Programs that demonstrate best practices and efforts that enhance safety in schools, neighborhoods, and communities.

  • Community prevention programs.

  • Achieving successful community engagement.

  • Working with young people to reduce crime and anti-social behavior.

The conference will benefit:

  • D.A.R.E. Instructors

  • GREAT Instructors

  • School Resource Officers

  • School Based Law Enforcement Officers and Deputies

  • School Based Law Enforcement Supervisors

  • Juvenile and Youth Correction Officers

  • International Law Enforcement Officials

  • Youth Organization Administrators and Leaders

  • International School Staff and Personnel

  • Police Department and Sheriffs’ Office Personnel


The conference will be held on July 8-10, 2014 at the beautiful Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, in Grapevine, Texas near the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Click here to download the Conference Flyer in English

Haga clic aquí para descargar el folleto de la conferencia en Español

Clique aqui para baixar o folheto conferência em Português

Click here to go to the conference website

National D.A.R.E Day, April 3, 2014

Posted on April 2, 2014 by in Events, News

Each year one day, National D.A.R.E. Day, is set aside to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of D.A.R.E., as well as the students having graduated from D.A.R.E. their D.A.R.E. Officers and schools and law enforcement agencies hosting D.A.R.E.

In 2014, National D.A.R.E. Day will be observed on Thursday, April 3rd. Please join with others in the nationwide observance commemorating D.A.R.E.’s thirty years of service to students and their parents.

D.A.R.E. trains local police officers who in turn serve as a local resource in helping educate young people on how to resist peer pressure and refrain from drug use, violence, and other high-risk behaviors.

D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles. Thirty years later, D.A.R.E is now in over 70% of the school districts nationwide. D.A.R.E. implementations can also be found in 53 other nations around the world.

As a Nation, we must work to raise a drug-free and healthy generation of 21st-century leaders. Substance abuse and its consequences have grave impacts on our society—destroying lives, tearing apart families, and introducing drug-related violence to our neighborhoods.

Young Americans especially need the help and support of caring adults to resist pressure to use drugs or engage in other harmful activities.

We must address the use of illegal drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, as well as prescription drug abuse, among youth by building knowledge of the warning signs and risks associated with substance abuse. Though parents must take the lead in teaching the value of drug-free living, friends, mentors, teachers, and neighbors also have roles to play in helping adolescents understand the dangers of alcohol and drug addiction.

By joining together to tackle this issue and encourage positive behavior, communities can help young people reject the pressure to try illicit substances or engage in other hazardous activity.

2014 Los Angeles Benefit Reception

Posted on March 19, 2014 by in Events, News

You are cordially invited to the   Los Angeles Benefit Reception   HONORING   The Honorable Jackie Lacey LOS ANGELES COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY   The Honorable Steve Cooley FORMER LOS ANGELES COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY   HOSTED BY Sherry & Skip Miller SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY Don Felder FORMERLY OF THE EAGLES ★ Saturday, May 3, 2014 […]

Raffle: November 11, 2013 at 12:00 Noon PST – Congratulations to the Winners!

Posted on November 1, 2013 by in Events, News

On November 11, 2013 at 12:00 noon PST, D.A.R.E. had our first raffle drawing! A $40,000 major draw and $6,000 bonus draw!!   Congratulations to the winners! $6,000 – Jeff S. of Tarzana, CA $40,000 – Jasmine Q. of Corona, CA    

D.A.R.E. CEO Francisco Pegueros interviewed by WKRC Cincinnati at the D.A.R.E. International Conference

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in Additional Information for the 26th Annual Training Conference, Conferences

Police officers from as far away as Brazil and Bahrain are in Cincinnati this week. They’re training in the anti-drug program called DARE. But there are not any officers at the conference from the host city. Jeff Hirsh tells us why Cincinnati Police dropped out of the program … and why DARE leaders hope they’ll […]

Police Teach D.A.R.E. Program to KOTA Territory Students

Posted on April 20, 2013 by in Hometown, News, Wyoming

www.kotanow.com – April 2013 (TORRINGTON, WY) – Elementary school students from one KOTA Territory community learn how to make the right decisions, with the help of local law enforcement. Since 1986, the Torrington Police Department has been teaching the D. A. R. E. program to local students. D. A. R. E. stands for Drug Abuse […]

Change of Leadership at D.A.R.E.

Posted on January 10, 2013 by in Highlights

Frank Pegueros

Charlie Parsons Retires, Board of Directors Appoints Francisco X. Pegueros as President and CEO Los Angeles, Calif. – Charlie J. Parsons, President and Chief Executive Officer of D.A.R.E. America, retired January 2, 2013. Parsons joined D.A.R. E. America in 1996 as Executive Director & Chief Operations Officer and has served as President and Chief Executive […]

Casey Introduces Bill to Combat Dangerous Trend of Cough Syrup Abuse Among Teens

Posted on November 12, 2012 by in Hometown, Parent Alert, Pennsylvania

From: Robert P. Casey, Jr. United States Senator for Pennsylvania Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Casey’s Bipartisan Legislation Will Restrict Sale of Drug to Minors WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent the abuse of cough syrup to get high, a particularly worrisome trend among teens. The active ingredient […]

D.A.R.E. Parent Alert

Posted on June 10, 2012 by in Parent Alert

JUST DON’T STAND THERE – END BULLYING Every child has the right to feel safe at home, at school and in their community.  Bullying should not be viewed as normal part of growing up, yet it has become a pervasive problem facing youth today. Bullying will not go away on its own and without intervening […]