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Crime Task Force curbs drug trade

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Sheriff credits multiple prong approach. Deputy Joe Carl and K9 unit Riley are members of the Hardin County Sheriffs Department canine unit which works very closely with the task force. From The Ada Herald Media. HARDIN COUNTY — On Oct. 7, the Hardin County Crime Task Force conducted three traffic stops in Washington Township. As […]

Three Officers Earn D.A.R.E. Instructor Certification

Posted on October 16, 2014 by in Hometown, Maryland, News

Pictured from left to right, Lt. Stephen Salvas congratulates PFCs John Foster, Tiffany Smith, and Kurt Burger, who recently became certified as DARE instructors. From the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of three school resource officers from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) training held […]

PR police chief leading D.A.R.E. program

Posted on October 15, 2014 by in Hometown, Minnesota

Pelican Rapids Chief of Police Jeff Stadum shows off the new squad car procured for doing patrols and entertaining younger school children with the lights and horn. Photo: Tim Shannon/Daily Journal. From Fergus Falls Journal. ‘If we reach one child, we have done our job.’ Pelican Rapids police chief Jeff Stadum takes every facet of his […]

D.A.R.E. partnership continues: Local dealer donates another new vehicle

Posted on October 9, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

Fred Martin President Adam Huff, interim Police Chief John Dalessandro and dealership General Manager Tom Dunn show off the new D.A.R.E. truck the company donated Oct. 6. From The Post Newspapers. NORTON – For the sixth time in a decade, the Fred Martin Superstore on Barber Road signed over a brand new vehicle Oct. 6 […]

D.A.R.E. chili cookoff back for year 23

Posted on October 9, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Wisconsin

Onalaska Police Department administrative manager Pamela Sharp, DARE officer Leah Myers and fire department secretary Stacy Hoeft, from left, served up chili at last year’s DARE/GREAT chili cookoff. They’re back this year with two kinds of chili, one mild, one devilishly hot. From Coulee News. Chili lovers are invited to sample the recipes of area […]

Former Refugio Sheriff known for drug busts dies

Posted on October 5, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Texas

From Victoria Advocate. A true South Texas lawman died Tuesday, and many are mourning. Former Refugio County Sheriff James “Jimmy” Hodges was 74. During his 28-year tenure as sheriff, he was best known for drug busts that eventually funded a $3 million county jail in 1996. The 60-bed facility was thought to be the only […]

Walker ‘honored to serve’ county

Posted on October 2, 2014 by in Hometown, Indiana, News

Joe Walker joined the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Jan. 6, after many years of serving as a correctional officer. Walker attended Southmont schools and enjoys being able to assist those in need. From Journal Review Online. Joe Walker was sitting in a D.A.R.E. class when he decided he wanted to become a police officer. After several […]

‘Officer Batman’ seeing program through to end

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

Officer Dan Simcox hands a diploma to Chans Strickland during the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program graduation ceremony at Diley Middle School Friday, Sept. 19. From ThisWeek Community News. In his final year on the force, a Pickerington police officer known throughout the community for his action-hero nickname continues to teach school kids about the […]

Dettmering wins State D.A.R.E. Essay of the Year contest

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Wisconsin

Price County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Laurie Zondlo (left) and Olivia Dettmering. From Price County Review. Price County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Laurie Zondlo was proud to announce one of her Prentice D.A.R.E. graduates recently received a top state honor with her D.A.R.E. Essay of the Year at the Wisconsin State D.A.R.E. Officer’s Conference in Lake Geneva. […]

Daring to Make a Difference

Posted on September 18, 2014 by in Hometown, Texas

D.A.R.E. Officer Ty Viehmann focuses on GISD students. From The Graham Leader. Officer Ty Viehmann can typically be found roaming the hallways of the schools within Graham ISD, joking with kids and receiving plenty of hugs and high fives. He’s been in law enforcement for 18 years, 15 of those with the Graham Police Department, […]