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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 […]

The Passing of D.A.R.E. Family Member Monica Sauls

Posted on June 24, 2017 by in Florida, Hometown, News

D.A.R.E. Officer Monica Sauls

It was said, “Anyone who knew her couldn’t be in the same room with her and not be happy, and anyone in the room who didn’t know her soon would.” Monica Sauls, having served the Highlands County Sheriff Office (FL) for 41 years, retired in 2012. Monica devoted most of her law enforcement career as […]

D.A.R.E. Program to Make Comeback in Lake County Schools

Posted on June 7, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Florida, Hometown, News

Lake County Schools

TAVARES — The anti-drug program D.A.R.E. is preparing to make a comeback in Lake County schools after years on the sidelines because of budget cuts. Deputies from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office started going through an 80-hour training class on Monday for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, which will prepare them to teach fifth-grade […]

Peyton Grinnell Soars to Victory in Sheriff’s Race

Posted on November 14, 2016 by in Florida, Hometown

Peyton Grinnell

EUSTIS — Chief Deputy Peyton Grinnell will take control of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office after a towering victory Tuesday. The Republican candidate captured just over 67 percent of the votes Tuesday, solidifying his bid to succeed Gary Borders as sheriff. Grinnell said voters made the right choice in selecting him over Clermont Police Chief […]

Florida DOT Class #79 Gives Back to the Community at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission

Posted on August 22, 2016 by in Events, Florida, Hometown, News

Orlando Union Rescue Mission

D.A.R.E. Florida Coordinator Jay Best organized the Thursday DOT graduation to be held at the Orlando Mission rather than at a  hotel or a restaurant. A fine example of reaching out and connecting to the community. Florida DOT Class #79 served over 200 meals to homeless families in the Central Florida area. Since 1948, the Orlando […]

Fifth-graders celebrate drug-free message

Posted on May 15, 2016 by in Florida, Hometown, News

Bad Boys Skit

AVON PARK — It has music, dancing, role models and a skit with a few bad guys and plenty of good ones bearing a message to make the right decisions and live drug-free. The annual D.A.R.E. Day Celebration Thursday featured about a 1,000 fifth-grade students from the Highlands County School District’s elementary schools who have […]

D.A.R.E. Day photos from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Naples, FL

Posted on April 27, 2016 by in Events, Florida, Hometown

Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Naples, FL D.A.R.E. Car and Daren at Vineyards Elementary School on D.A.R.E. Day, April 21, 2016

D.A.R.E. Day 2016 photos from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Naples, FL, featuring D.A.R.E. America ELEAB Member & Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, Dr. Kamala Patton – Collier County Public Schools Superintendent, the Elementary School Principals of the Collier County School System, DAREN & the Collier County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. vehicle!! Right: Daren with the Collier County Sheriff’s […]

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Leads the Way on D.A.R.E. Day

Posted on April 21, 2016 by in Events, Florida, Hometown, News

FDLE

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Leads the Way on D.A.R.E. Day, April 21, 2016. Check out the D.A.R.E. vehicles on the steps of the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida.

Congratulations to the Graduates of the 78th Florida D.A.R.E. Officer Training!

Posted on March 2, 2016 by in Florida, Hometown, News, Training

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

The first training of the year for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program was January 4-15, 2016 and was once again held at the FDLE Fort Myers Regional Operations Center (FMROC). The 16 officers and agencies making the commitment to the program include those in Broward, Collier, Hendry, Polk, Leon and Miami-Dade Counties. The […]

Anna Maria Elementary Welcomes a New School Resource Officer

Posted on September 19, 2015 by in Florida, Hometown

Teacher Tina Goffred’s 1st Grade Class at Anna Maria Elementary

From The Islander. Teacher Tina Goffred’s first-grade class stops Sept. 3 to show their library books to school resource officer Josh Fleischer, right, and clinician Vicki Dunning at Anna Maria Elementary, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Photo by Kristin Swain. Click to view full image. The 2015-16 school year has begun at Anna Maria Elementary […]