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D.A.R.E. Comes Back to Northside

Posted on February 5, 2018 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, News, South Carolina

Certified D.A.R.E. Officer Rusty Davis

Walterboro police officers helping to push an anti-drug message to a local elementary school. Students who attend Forest Hills Elementary in Walterboro will be receiving a D.A.R.E. course, thanks to new D.A.R.E.-Certified officer Rusty Davis. Davis is a Lance Corporal with the WPD who received his certification through the national anti-drug program last year. “D.A.R.E. […]

D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Saranac Lake

Posted on January 30, 2018 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, New York

Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE – After an eight-year hiatus, Saranac Lake School District has brought back the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. On Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m., the fifth-grade D.A.R.E. graduation will be held in the Petrova School Auditorium. The D.A.R.E. program has been revised using a new “keepin’ it REAL” curriculum. The ten-week long […]

D.A.R.E. Returns to Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Posted on January 27, 2018 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, Maryland, News

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

The return of D.A.R.E. to Anne Arundel County was announced by County Executive Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto, and Police Chief Timothy Altomare. D.A.R.E., which was part of the county schools’ curriculum from the 1990s to 2003, will be taught at Annapolis, Corkran, and Lindale middle schools starting in February this […]

D.A.R.E. Program Comes to Gwinn

Posted on January 21, 2018 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, Michigan, News

Gwinn Area Community Schools

GWINN, MI – The Forsyth Township Police Department has initiated a new Drug Abuse Resistance Education — or D.A.R.E. — program in the Gwinn Area Community Schools. D.A.R.E. was taught in schools throughout Marquette County in the past, but over the last decade the program has disappeared. Last fall Sergeant Jesse Cadwell attended D.A.R.E. training […]

Groveland Police Restart D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on January 16, 2018 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, Massachusetts, News

Josh Sindoni

In photo: Groveland Detective Josh Sindoni, a three-year member of the department, is the town’s D.A.R.E. officer. GROVELAND — After a 12-year hiatus, the Groveland Police Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program has been restarted and, according to Chief Jeffrey Gillen, it has been well received by school officials and parents. “We’re excited to have D.A.R.E. up and running […]

D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Nelson’s Elementaries

Posted on December 21, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, News, Virginia

D.A.R.E. Essay Finalists Cady Marrs (from left) and Jacob Willoughby, Essay Winner Karley Campbell and Nelson County Sheriff David Hill at Tye River Elementary School on Dec. 5.

In photo: D.A.R.E. Essay Finalists Cady Marrs (from left) and Jacob Willoughby, Essay Winner Karley Campbell and Nelson County Sheriff David Hill at Tye River Elementary School on Dec. 5. LYNCHBURG — After a four-year hiatus, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has brought back the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program for Tye River and Rockfish River […]

Teaching Kids to Make Safe, Responsible Decisions

Posted on December 17, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, New York, News

Herkimer Police Officer Shauna Jones, who serves as the Herkimer Central School District’s school resource officer, teaches a D.A.R.E. class to fifth-grade students on Thursday. The program aims to teach students about making good, responsible choices. [STEPHANIE SORRELL-WHITE/TIMES TELEGRAM]

Herkimer Police Officer Shauna Jones, who serves as the Herkimer Central School District’s school resource officer, teaches a D.A.R.E. class to fifth-grade students on Thursday. The program aims to teach students about making good, responsible choices. [STEPHANIE SORRELL-WHITE/TIMES TELEGRAM]. HERKIMER — Students in a fifth-grade class at Herkimer Elementary School were given a scenario Thursday […]

5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation at Westside Elementary in Sisseton, SD

Posted on December 6, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, News, South Dakota

<a href="https://www.dare.org/5th-grade-d-a-r-e-graduation-at-westside-elementary-in-sisseton-sd/" target="_blank">The first kids to graduate a D.A.R.E. program in Sisseton in 20 years!</a>

“Officer Appel put on a mind blowing graduation for the first kids to graduate a D.A.R.E. program in Sisseton in 20 years. The ceremony included a full police escort with lights and sirens to the performing arts center. We were joined on stage by the Mayor, Sisseton PD, SDHP, BIA, Tribal Officers and more.” – […]

WCSO is Teaching Kids to Be Drug Free

Posted on December 2, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Florida, Hometown, News

Kevin Crews

VERNON, Fla. – Sheriff Kevin Crews is bringing back the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to Washington County schools. The program hasn’t been taught in Washington County since 2007. The course was offered to fifth graders at Vernon Elementary School and Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley. “What better way than to start, you know, […]

Belleview Budget Increase Puts D.A.R.E. Back in School

Posted on November 17, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, News

Belleview Police Officer Mike Miley helps Jaiden Johnson as he teaches the D.A.R.E. program for Cristy Hamblen’s fifth grade class at Belleview Elementary School on Friday. The program is just starting back up after a similar program was discontinued about 10 years ago because of staffing. [Alan Youngblood/Ocala Star-Banner]

D.A.R.E. was started in 1983 as a program taught by law enforcement officers to promote saying no to drugs. It now includes lesson plans for K-12 students that address issues including violence, bullying and internet safety. The program had not been active in Belleview schools for about 10 years. Photo: Belleview Police Officer Mike Miley […]