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D.A.R.E “Box” to Help Spark Discussion on Difficult Topics

Posted on Sep 10th, 2017

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department D.A.R.E program created a way for students at one school to anonymously ask questions they want to be addressed. In a post on the JPD D.A.R.E Facebook page, a D.A.R.E Box has been set up at Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. The questions placed in the box will be used to spark discussion. The post said because of the anonymity, they'll be able to address issues that might not have been talked about otherwise. One of the…

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D.A.R.E. is Back in School

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2017

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Students are back in class and so are D.A.R.E. officers. Drug Abuse Resistance Education program kicked off today at Jonesboro Public Schools. Jonesboro Police D.A.R.E. officers stopped by the Health and Wellness Environmental Studies Magnet school Tuesday morning. Corporal Kevin Foust with the Jonesboro Police Department D.A.R.E. program said their visit was largely an introduction to students. “We introduced ourselves to the students,” Foust said. “We…

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Running Clinic for Kids to Raise Money for D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Jun 29th, 2017

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -A summer event will help raise money for D.A.R.E along with getting the kids off the couch. Gearhead Outfitters is partnering with St. Bernards for the Project 90 Kids event. It’s an event that stems from Project 90 for adults. Seth Freeman is an instructor for Project 90 Kids and appeared on Region 8 News Midday Tuesday. “What we are trying to do is just get these kids moving, but at the same time teach them about proper running form, and doing it more on…

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Outreach Program Aims to Connect Kids with Law Enforcement

Posted on Jul 28th, 2016

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Pay It Forward Paragould paired up with the Paragould Police Department and Greene County Sheriff’s Office for a Cops 2 Kids outreach program. The goal of this program is to connect officers with area youth by giving out snacks to kids while they’re out of school for the summer. Donations of water, juice, snacks, toys, and bubbles are being accepted and can be dropped off at the police department or sheriff’s office. “A lot of times when patrol officers…

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YAB Members Participate in Creating PSA Video to Promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum

Posted on Jul 5th, 2016

Recently 12 select members of our D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board participated in creating a public service announce (PSA) video to promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum. All 12 YAB members were invited to Orlando, Florida for a workshop on June 6-9, 2016, hosted by D.A.R.E. America’s CEO, Frank Pegueros, Director of Project Development, Mistie Bell-Renfro and Jacqueline Ho, Youth Advocacy Board Coordinator. Special guest presenter, Bill Russ, also known as RETRO Bill was…

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Police Department Finds a Way to Interact with Kids in the Summer

Posted on May 17th, 2016

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould Police Department is finding a way to interact with children throughout the summer. The department is teaming up with Pay it Forward Paragould to pass out snacks and drinks to kids. “We will gather some donations as far as juice boxes, snacks, toys or anything we can give out to the community and kids while they are playing,” Corporal Thon Beesley said. Beesley is a part of the DARE program in Paragould, and he said this program will help…

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Bay Elementary receives award from D.A.R.E program

Posted on May 23rd, 2015

From WMC Action News 5. BAY, AR (KAIT) - A group of Bay Elementary students were recognized for being "the best of the best.” Ms. Johnson's 5th grade class at Bay received a plaque from Deputy Jamey Carter with the Craighead County Sheriff's Department on Thursday. This group of kids ranked highest of any Drug Abuse Resistance Education group in all of the Craighead County schools. Deputy Carter said he is proud of the students and hopes what they learned from the D.A.R.E…

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D.A.R.E. seeking vehicle to educate against drugs

Posted on Oct 25th, 2014

School officer seeking vehicle to educate against drugs. From The Sun Times. Heber Springs, Arkansas Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Officer Mandee Love of the Heber Springs Police Department and is going above and beyond in her efforts to educate Heber Springs school children about the dangers of drugs. In her short time as a new School Resource Officer on the Heber Springs School District campus, she has become actively involved in providing education for kids regarding…

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Arkansas Attorney General Announces School Safety Initiative

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014

From Times Record Online Edition. LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Tuesday the launch of a training initiative for law enforcement officers, educators and emergency responders to help schools prepare for the possibility of active threats on campus. In what he said would likely be his last news conference as attorney general, McDaniel, who is prohibited by term limits from seeking a third term, said his office has added two agents in its Special…

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DARE Program Starting Back Up

Posted on Sep 16th, 2014

From KAIT8.com. JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Kids are back in school and so are Jonesboro Police Officers with the DARE program. Drug Abuse Resistance Education is a national program involving a ten week curriculum for fifth graders. Jonesboro officers go into the classrooms and talk to children about drug and alcohol abuse, peer pressure, bullying, and stress. Corporal Kevin Foust with the JPD said they want to provide kids with all the information and support they can. “We want…

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