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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 […]

D.A.R.E. to Make a Difference

Posted on October 30, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, Missouri, News

Detective Ken Minica, right, talks to students in Ms. Anissa Laney’s fifth-grade class Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Peeking inside the window of a fifth-grade classroom in Halfway Elementary School, neat rows of desks and chairs filled with young students come into view. The kids look ahead at the instructor intently with pencils poised above colorful workbooks, awaiting the right moment to fill in the next blank on their worksheets. Photo: Detective Ken […]

Sheriff D.A.R.E.s to Reconsider Drug Program

Posted on October 18, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, News, Tennessee

Roane County TN Sheriff

Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton’s opinion of D.A.R.E. has changed over the years. So much so that his office is implementing it back into the Roane County School System. Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton wasn’t a fan of the D.A.R.E. program in 2014. “You can talk about D.A.R.E. all day long,” Stockton said during a […]

Educators Happy to See D.A.R.E. Program in Schools

Posted on October 9, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, New Jersey, News

D.A.R.E. New Jersey

BRIDGEWATER – Children are not the only ones who learn important lessons in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. “You will change their life,” said Frank Pegueros, president of D.A.R.E. America, who led a week-long training last month of 22 police officers from throughout the state at the Somerville Elks. “They will change your […]

D.A.R.E. Program Reinstated

Posted on September 23, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, New Jersey, News

Members of the Washington Township Public School District, administration and police department recognized the implementation of the D.A.R.E. program on Friday, Sept. 15, at Bells Elementary School. From left are Bells School Principal Ginny Grier, Police Chief Patrick Gurcsik, Director of Elementary Education Gretchen Gerber, Business Administrator Jason Gonter, Councilwoman Angela Donato, Lt. Kenneth Kennedy, Ofc. Joe Rowson, Superintendent Joseph Bollendorf, Ofc. Gerry Egizi and Mayor Joann Gattinelli. From <a href="https://washingtontownshipsun.com/mayors-message-reduce-reuse-recycle-827561e95eb9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Washington Township Sun</a>

Photo (click to view the full image): Members of the Washington Township Public School District, administration and police department recognized the implementation of the D.A.R.E. program on Friday, Sept. 15, at Bells Elementary School. From left are Bells School Principal Ginny Grier, Police Chief Patrick Gurcsik, Director of Elementary Education Gretchen Gerber, Business Administrator Jason […]

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

Posted on August 23, 2017 by in Arkansas, D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown

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

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 […]

Weymouth Officials Welcome Return of D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on June 28, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, Massachusetts, News

Weymouth Police

Weymouth officials hope to discourage pre-teens from abusing opioid drugs by restoring the Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E. curriculum under a $13,240 grant received through state Attorney General Maura Healey’s Youth Opioid Prevention program. Weymouth officials hope to discourage pre-teens from abusing opioid drugs by restoring the Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E. curriculum […]

Lake Sheriff Bringing Back Drug-Education Program to Classrooms

Posted on June 27, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Florida, Hometown, News

Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell

A law officer practicing a drug-education awareness course for elementary students tried to get a group of deputies excited. “What time is it?” Martin County deputy sheriff Andrea Olson asked the group. The muffled response prompted her to goad them: “Louder, louder!” This time the deputies — portraying schoolkids in a mock exercise — offered […]