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Cocopah Police Department Gets New D.A.R.E. Vehicle

Posted on October 11, 2016 by in Arizona, Hometown, News


Yuma Dealership Donates Vehicle To Cocopah Police Department. Cocopah Tribal Police Sgt. Jesus Verdugo accepts the keys of a new police car donated by Fisher Automotive Dealer Joe Fisher on Wednesday morning. The police car is wrapped in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education logo. Verdugo is a D.A.R.E. certified instructor in the Somerton School District. […]

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

Posted on July 5, 2016 by in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Hometown, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, News, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Youth Advocacy Board


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 […]

Kobe Blackwell, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Arizona Representative

Posted on June 27, 2016 by in Arizona, Hometown, Youth Advocacy Board

Kobe Blackwell, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Arizona Representative

Hello, my name is Kobe Blackwell and welcome to my YAB page. I am 16 years old and I attend Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Arizona. I enjoy going to school to be with friends and participating on the football team. While on weekends I attend First Institutional Baptist Church on a regular basis. […]

Cocopah Tribal Police Department graduates first DARE class

Posted on December 3, 2014 by in Arizona, Hometown

DARE graduation

DARE Instructor and Cocopah Tribal Police Officer Jesus Verdugo reads an essay written by one of the more than 160 students from Somerton’s Tierra Del Sol Elementary school who graduated Monday afternoon from the Cocopah Tribal Police Department’s first Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program. From Yuma Sun. More than 160 elementary school students in Somerton […]

Internet Safety is Topic of Parent Presentation

Posted on November 19, 2014 by in Arizona, Hometown, Internet Safety

Internet Safety for Children

From Dysart Unified School District. Surprise Elementary School will host a parent presentation by notMYkid on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 6 p.m., on the topic of Internet safety. notMYkid is a non-profit organization with the vision that “Every kid will have the knowledge and confidence to reach their full potential through making positive life […]

MCC student brings anti-bullying campaign to Lake Havasu City Young Marines

Posted on November 8, 2014 by in Arizona, Bullying, Hometown

Fighters Against Bullying shirts

A group of Lake Havasu City Young Marines show their “Fighters Against Bullying” shirts Friday after attending an anti-bullying workshop. From Havasu News. One 9-year-old Nautilus Elementary school student said he’ll walk the halls of his campus next week with his eyes open, hoping to make positive changes in his school community. Matthew Aguilar knows […]

Tempe Police Launch ‘Safe and Sober’ Campaign To Keep Community Safe

Posted on August 27, 2014 by in Arizona, Community Safety, Hometown

Tempe Police Car

From East Valley Tribune. Tempe Police, with assistance from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and 17 Valley police agencies, launched the “Safe and Sober” Campaign Thursday, August 21. Lieutenant Michael Pooley said a total of 392 arrests took place within the first three days of the campaign, including 146 DUI’s and 112 arrests […]

Cocopah Police Ready to Launch D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on August 20, 2014 by in Arizona, Hometown

Jesus Verdugo

Jesus Verdugo, a Cocopah tribal police officer, will teach a D.A.R.E. class to students in the Somerton Elementary School District. From Yuma Sun. The Cocopah Tribal Police Department, along with the Somerton School District, is preparing to launch its Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program for Cocopah children from kindergarten through the eighth grade. “It hits […]