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St. Clair County Deputy Fults to Attend Mentor Officer Training

Posted on November 14, 2017 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

Darren Fults

Darren Fults, St. Clair County Deputy, will be starting a new phase to his 12-year D.A.R.E. career. He will be attending the Mentor Officer Training in Utah in a few short weeks and couldn’t be more excited. Darren will attend the two-week D.A.R.E. Officer Training in Illinois in February 2018 after successfully completing his training. […]

D.A.R.E. Officer Checks on Student After Illness Kept Her Home From School

Posted on November 14, 2017 by in Hometown, Massachusetts, News

Mike McKeever

HANOVER, Mass. – A Hanover family is singing a police officer’s praises after he made a surprise house call Sunday night. Zafir Latessa told Boston 25 News strep throat kept her daughter, Izabella, home from school last week. She missed D.A.R.E. class on Thursday. Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is an education program that seeks […]

Carley Keller, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board North Carolina Representative

Posted on November 3, 2017 by in Hometown, North Carolina, Youth Advocacy Board

My name is Carley Keller and I am a freshman in High School. I am a cheerleader for my school and for a competitive cheer gym. In my free time I like to watch football (especially my high-school team), cheer, and hangout with friends. My parents are Crecia & David, and I have a younger […]

Bowen D. Perry, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board New Mexico Representative

Posted on November 1, 2017 by in Hometown, New Mexico, Youth Advocacy Board

Bowen D. Perry, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board New Mexico Representative

I am enrolled in Aerospace Science-III in Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, NM-20011, and hold various commanding positions within the Corps. I am the Commander of Kitty Hawk Air Society, the Commander of our Public Affairs Group, and the Commander of our Aerospace Studies Team. With commanding and facilitating the functions of each […]

Behind the Badge: A Friend in Reed

Posted on October 30, 2017 by in Hometown, Kentucky, News, Spotlight

Spending time with children is one of the brightest parts of Lt. Jake Reed’s job at the Berea Police Department. “They want to see your car and think everything you do is neat,” he said.

Childhood games of cops and robbers were a mere glimpse into Jake Reed’s future. Photo: Spending time with children is one of the brightest parts of Lt. Jake Reed’s job at the Berea Police Department. “They want to see your car and think everything you do is neat,” he said. The Berea Police lieutenant’s career […]

Local Police Departments Partner with DEA to Dispose of Unneeded Drugs

Posted on October 30, 2017 by in Hometown, Minnesota, News

Drug Takeback

MOORHEAD, MN (Valley News Live) The opioid crisis is complex, but local police are practicing prevention techniques as a part of the bigger solution. “Prescription drugs, non-prescription, pet medication,” Officer Ethan Meehan says as he organizes bottles and bags of medications into boxes. Officer Meehan is a School Resource Officer and Patrol Officer with the […]

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 […]

Officials D.A.R.E. to Retool Drug Program

Posted on October 30, 2017 by in Curriculum, Hometown, News, Tennessee

Roane County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Greg Sims, left, and Lt. Daryl Cook give an update on the D.A.R.E. program during last week’s Roane County Board of Education meeting.

The Roane County Board of Education got an update last week on the revamped D.A.R.E. program that’s being reinstituted into the school system. Photo: Roane County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Greg Sims, left, and Lt. Daryl Cook give an update on the D.A.R.E. program during last week’s Roane County Board of Education meeting. “The […]

Program Seeks to Educate Students About Good Choices

Posted on October 30, 2017 by in Curriculum, Hometown, Missouri, News

Deputy Gary Carver teaches the D.A.R.E. program to fifth and seventh grade students in the Bismarck, Central, North County and West County school districts. Carver says the program is focusing on educating students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, as well as heroin and methamphetamine.

Deputy Gary Carver teaches the D.A.R.E. program to fifth and seventh grade students in the Bismarck, Central, North County and West County school districts. Carver says the program is focusing on educating students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, as well as heroin and methamphetamine. “Education beats incarceration every single time.” Those of the […]

Deputy Joins County D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on October 30, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri

A nearly five-year veteran of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department has taken on a new role as a D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer. Deputy James O’Fallon joins Cpl. James Harden, who has been teaching the classes for three years. The two visit 18 schools in the county and one just outside the county, in […]