April 24, 2017


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D.A.R.E. (I will dare), by D.A.R.E. Advocate N’Khemya King

Posted on Mar 25th, 2017

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Memphis Police Department DARE officer Freddie Robinson’s D.A.R.E. student, N’Khemya King, passed away last week from undiagnosed leukemia. She was a strong advocate for D.A.R.E. and made this…

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Elementary Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017

East Side Elementary School (Brownsville, TN) DARE Graduation 2017

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — With all the pomp and circumstance, fifth graders at East Side Elementary School graduate from a 10-week program. The D.A.R.E. “Keepin’ it Real” program is teaching…

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Shattering the Myths, by Eric Watson, Bradley (TN) County Sheriff

Posted on Jan 30th, 2017

Among the many things I have learned during my years in law enforcement is that there’s no safe way to “experiment” with drugs and alcohol by our young folks. The past seven days we have…

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Hopewell Elementary School D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on Dec 4th, 2016

Hopewell Elementary School Essay Winners 2016, Cleveland, TN

From left front are essay winners William Molloy, Jovy Osik, Jayden Brooks and Camryn Propst. In back are Bradley County School Board member Nancy Casson, Darren the Lion, Watson, Mayor D. Gary…

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Two Years

Posted on Aug 28th, 2016

"D.A.R.E. once again is at full strength in fifth grades, as well, with SROs teaching this valuable program that teaches students keys to dealing with peer pressure and the dangers of drugs, alcohol…

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Hopewell Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.

Posted on Apr 18th, 2015

From Cleveland Daily Banner. The DARE Program in Bradley County Schools administered by the Bradley County Sheriff's Office has been a tremendous success. After hearing parents' requests for…

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Operation: Safe Community through the the Drug Dealer Eviction Program

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

From wreg.com. Kicking drug dealers out of Memphis neighborhoods is one of the priorities of Operation Safe Community. The Drug Dealer Eviction Program lets residents help police identify drug…

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Neighbors: Operation Safe Community improved former South Memphis gang area

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

Photo by Billy Hathorn. From wreg.com. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — South Memphis neighbors near Riverside claim Operation Safe Community has helped reduce gang activity in the area. District…

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Schools make anti-bullying effort personal

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

Pisgah Elementary School second-grader Sasha Canby takes part in the anti-bullying campaign being led by first grade teacher Kelly Hall. (Photo: FOR THE LEAF-CHRONICLE/TONY CENTONZE ). From The…

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Ribbons show support for anti-bullying campaign

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014

As part of an anti-bullying campaign for the month of October at Richview Middle School, Junior Civitan is selling orange ribbons. (Photo: THE LEAF-CHRONICLE/GREG WILLIAMSON ) From The…

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