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Daren the Lion Mascot Costume

Posted on September 10, 2014 by in News, Officers

A great investment to get the most of your D.A.R.E.® Program. Make appearances at parades, carnivals, fairs, sporting events and shopping malls. An excellent addition to your D.A.R.E. graduation. Loved by children & adults. Interact with your local D.A.R.E. sponsors. Produced by by Scollon Productions, one of the world’s leading costume creators. Premium quality construction. Easily maintained. Fits slim […]

Jeffrey Russo Rensselaer County’s new D.A.R.E. officer

Posted on September 8, 2014 by in Hometown, New York, News

From The Record. TROY – Rensselaer County has a new D.A.R.E. officer County Sheriff Jack Mahar announced Rensselaer County Deputy Jeffrey Russo spent two weeks in an intensive D.A.R.E. officers instructors training class in Montour Falls-The NYS Academy of Fire Science. “Deputy Russo’s hard work paid off- he was honored with the John Jantzen Award […]

Kelly Wiser Named New County DARE Officer

Posted on September 4, 2014 by in Hometown, Texas

(Right) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Kelly Wiser is replacing (left) Brad Cummings as HCSO D.A.R.E. and public information officer. From www.myssnews.com. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office this week officially announced a change in educational leadership. Deputy Kelly Wiser has recently received training to replace Brad Cummings as HCSO D.A.R.E. and public information officer. “We are sad […]

D.A.R.E. Program Receives Donation

Posted on September 2, 2014 by in Hometown, Wisconsin

Pictured from left: Sheriff Brian Schmidt, Deputy Laurie Zondlo, Dolores Gradinjan, and Linda Schweikert. (Click to see the full image). From Price County Review. Recently the Price County D.A.R.E. Program received a generous $200 donation from the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post #50. Deputy Laurie Zondlo along with Sheriff Brian Schmidt graciously accepted the donation from […]

D.A.R.E. America Position Paper on Marijuana Legalization

Posted on September 1, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use

D.A.R.E. America joins every major public health association, including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and other groups in opposing the legalization of marijuana. Simply put, legalization would drastically increase marijuana use and use disorder rates, as well as hamper public safety and health at a cost […]

Community Focus: D.A.R.E. Car Show

Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Hometown, Illinois

From The Edwardsville Intelligencer. Despite rain, a good amount of cars and visitors came to Edwardsville High School for the 23rd annual D.A.R.E. Car Show on Aug. 17. The event serves as a major fund raiser for the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program presented by the Edwardsville Police Department. Photos by Matt Winte.

HPD Helps Students Make The Right Decision

Posted on August 29, 2014 by in Alabama, Hometown

Henry County D.A.R.E. instructor Lt. Dennis Cobb leads a group of Headland Elementary School children in a safety phrase to teach them what to do in the event that they find a gun when an adult is not present. From dothaneagle.com. For years the Headland Police Department has reached out to help students make the right […]

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. CEO Takes On The Ice Bucket Challenge!

Posted on August 26, 2014 by in Spotlight

Watch Drug Abuse Resistance Education President and CEO Frank Pegueros perform the Ice Bucket Challenge! The D.A.R.E. CEO also issued the challenge to the D.A.R.E. America Regional Directors: Scott Gilliam, Mike Lien, Ron Brogan, John Lindsay, and Lloyd Bratz. [jwplayer player="2" playlistid="15279"]

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 […]