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SMPSO Deputy graduates from DARE training

Posted on September 14, 2014 by in Hometown, Louisiana

From KATC.com. From August 17th-28th, Deputy Troy Dupuis attended an intensive two week (80 hour) D.A.R.E. Training in Baton Rouge to become the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office new D.A.R.E. Officer. The training encompassed team building exercises, lesson plan construction, classroom management, communication skills, along with other areas of instruction. Each student was assigned a […]

The New D.A.R.E. Program—This One Works

Posted on September 10, 2014 by in Curriculum, News

The “keepin’ it REAL” substance-abuse curriculum focuses on elementary and middle-school students’ decisions, not drugs. From Scientific American. If you were one of millions of children who completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, or D.A.R.E., between 1983 and 2009, you may be surprised to learn that scientists have repeatedly shown that the program did […]

21st CENTURY D.A.R.E. – Different Than the D.A.R.E. You May Have Known

Posted on August 21, 2014 by in News

Increasing use of drugs by youth in the 1970s and 1980s gave cause for alarm. Between 1975 and 1980, nearly two-thirds (65%) of high school students were reported to have used an illicit drug and nearly two out of every five (39%) have used an illicit drug other than marijuana¹. This concern led the Los […]

Cocopah Police Ready to Launch D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on August 20, 2014 by in Arizona, Hometown

Jesus Verdugo, a Cocopah tribal police officer, will teach a D.A.R.E. class to students in the Somerton Elementary School District. From Yuma Sun. The Cocopah Tribal Police Department, along with the Somerton School District, is preparing to launch its Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program for Cocopah children from kindergarten through the eighth grade. “It hits […]

D.A.R.E. Program Celebrates 25 Years

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

D.A.R.E. OFFICERS — Steubenville’s D.A.R.E. officers through the past 25 years include, from left, J.P. Rigaud, Anthony Piergallini and Erik Dervis. Piergallini was the first Drug Abuse Resistance Education program police officer in the region in 1989. Rigaud served after Piergallini’s retirement from the Steubenville Police Department and Dervis is the current D.A.R.E. officer. The […]

Starmer Named D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in Hometown, Iowa

Right: Audubon Police Officer Matt Starmer, surrounded by graduates of his D.A.R.E. program. From The Audubon County Advocate Journal.  Audubon Police Officer Matt Starmer was named 2014 DARE Officer of the Year during the annual banquet on Aug. 4. Starmer has been a DARE officer for the past eight years, leading the program in the […]

Las Cruces Teen Named D.A.R.E. Youth Advisor

Posted on August 16, 2014 by in Hometown, New Mexico, Youth Advisory Board

From www.kdbc.com. Dona Ana County, NM — The New Mexico Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Officers’ Association held its annual training conference in Silver City this month, which was attended by D.A.R.E. officers from the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office. The annual training offers facilitators updates on classroom curricula, classroom management techniques, attending to children […]

Bloomsdale Elementary Recognizes D.A.R.E. Graduates

Posted on August 13, 2014 by in Hometown, Missouri

From Ste. Genevieve Herald. Before the 2013-14 school year ended, Bloomsdale Elementary School fifth-graders graduated from the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program of the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Jeff McCarty worked with Nanya Gegg’s class; Deputy Stephanie Memhardt, with Janel Reiss’; and Corporal Richard Placke, with Jennifer Kirchner’s. Besides that trio from […]

Punta Gorda Police Officer Receives Appointment from Governor Rick Scott

Posted on August 11, 2014 by in Florida, Hometown

Punta Gorda Police Officer First Class Joe Angelini has been appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Children’s Services Council of Charlotte County. The Children’s Services Council advises the Board of County Commissioners on measures necessary to promote the general welfare of children in Charlotte County. Among other services, they also allocate and provide funds […]

Berlin School to Get Doski Back as Resource Officer

Posted on August 11, 2014 by in Connecticut, Hometown

From New Britain Herald. BERLIN — A familiar face will return to McGee Middle School when its doors open later this month. Officer Richard Doski, who has headed the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program at the school in the past, will be the school’s first resource officer. With safety always a top priority, School […]