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D.A.R.E. Camp Inspires Youth To Be Heroes

Posted on August 27, 2014 by in Hometown, North Carolina

Campers, counselors and staff took part in Henderson County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Camp last week at Camp Pinewood. PATRICK SULLIVAN/TIMES-NEWS. From BlueRidgeNow.com. Campers, counselors and staff took part in Henderson County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Camp last week at Camp Pinewood. The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office has been providing the county’s rising sixth-graders with a camp […]

D.A.R.E. Olympics at Egg Harbor City Lake

Posted on August 26, 2014 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Tyler Kienzle, 5, left, of Egg Harbor City and Noah Smith, 3, of Mays Landing have their eyes on the finish line.  From www.shorenewstoday.com.  Nearly 60 children signed up for the annual Egg Harbor City D.A.R.E. Olympics held Saturday Aug. 23 at the Egg Harbor City Lake off Philadelphia Ave. Kids were running, swimming, hopping […]

Honda donates Pilot SUV to Pell City Police for D.A.R.E. program

Posted on August 26, 2014 by in Alabama, Hometown

Pell City Police Department D.A.R.E officers, D.A.R.E. board members, and Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Associates pose with a 2013 Honda Pilot that HMA donated to the Pell City Police Department D.A.R.E. program. From www.annistonstar.com.  A big smile appeared on Pell City Police D.A.R.E. Officer Cpl. Jessie Burgos’ face as he looked inside the back of the […]

RUNNING: Holtslag Sprints to D.A.R.E. Win

Posted on August 21, 2014 by in Hometown, New York, News

Adin Day (left) leads eventual winner Brian Holtslag late in Saturday’s five-kilometer D.A.R.E. Run in Herkimer. Times Photo/Jon Rathbun. From The Times.  HERKIMER, N.Y. — Brian Holtslag sprinted to the finish line ahead of Adin Day Saturday morning to win the 19th running of Herkimer’s D.A.R.E. five-kilometer race. Day, an 11-year-old from Mohawk, led around […]

Heydens Takes Top Honor For D.A.R.E. Work

Posted on August 21, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Virginia

Loudoun County Sheriff‘s Deputy Joe Heydens has been named the 2014 Virginia State D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year. From Leesburg Today. Heydens was nominated by his supervisor and selected by the D.A.R.E. Officers Association to receive the Bentowski/Eanes D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year Award, named for Chief Mike Bentowski and retired Virginia State Trooper Bill […]

Two Local Students Place in State D.A.R.E. Contest

Posted on August 20, 2014 by in Hometown, Iowa, News

Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputy Stacey Bussie (center) is shown with Laura Richards (left) of Clinton and Frankie Hansen (right) of Clinton.  From The Clinton Herald.  CLINTON — Two Clinton students were recently awarded prizes at Iowa’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Convention. Each year, Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputy Stacey Bussie, with the D.A.R.E. program, sends […]

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 […]

Mission Students Learn About D.A.R.E.

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in British Columbia, Canada, Hometown, Hometown International, News

From BC Local News.  Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Author: Andybremner2012.  Close to 95 students in Mission learned the skills necessary to choose a drug free life this past school year. The internationally recognized Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program is taught to Grade 5 and 6 students by local RCMP officers who received a […]

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 […]