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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 […]

Fundraiser Launched for Family of Summit Police Officer Killed in I-78 crash

Posted on June 1, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News, Spotlight

Matthew Tarentino

SOMERVILLE – The communities of Summit and Somerville are grieving the loss of borough resident Matthew Tarentino, a Summit police officer, who was killed on his way to work early Tuesday morning on Route 78, By 4 p.m. Wednesday, more than $140,000 had been donated by more than 1,100 people for Tarentino’s wife, Vickie, and […]

800 New Brunswick Students Say “No” to Drugs and Alcohol, Yes To D.A.R.E.

Posted on May 30, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

NBPD DARE

Another class of New Brunswick students have successfully completed the City’s D.A.R.E. program, pledging to live their lives free of the negative influences of drugs and alcohol. D.A.R.E. (Drugs Abuse Resistance Education), a national program that engages elementary-age students in learning how to say no to drugs, alcohol and harmful behavior, has been a staple […]

Lakehurst Fifth Graders Graduate From D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on May 30, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Nick Santonastasso speaks to Lakehurst Elementary 5th graders

Nick Santonastasso speaks to Lakehurst Elementary 5th graders before they graduate from the D.A.R.E. program. (Photo by Sara Grillo). LAKEHURST – Two 5th grade classes at Lakehurst Elementary School graduated from the D.A.R.E. – Drug Abuse Resistance Education program on a sunny afternoon. Before they received their certificates of completion, they were treated to an […]

D.A.R.E. Program Staging Comeback

Posted on May 29, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, New Jersey, News

D.A.R.E. Program Staging Comeback

Bergenfield Police Officer Kyle Witty, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, Branchburg Policer Officer Kate Proscia, Warren Township Police Officer Joe Grasso and Summit Police Officer Matthew Tarantino realize the value of the D.A.R.E. program in the war against drugs. (Photo by Mike Deak). BRIDGEWATER – The opioid epidemic in New Jersey and the rest of […]

Summit Police Department Recognized by New Jersey Attorney General for Outstanding Efforts in Community Policing

Posted on May 26, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Summit NJ Police

The Department’s D.A.R.E. Program was one of the community outreach initiatives highlighted during an awards ceremony, video presentation and panel forum held at Rutgers University.

A Rejuvenated D.A.R.E. Can Combat Opioid Epidemic, Cops Say

Posted on May 1, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association

By Dave Hutchinson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. Right: Statewide members of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association met on Monday at the Ocean County Police Academy. In the wake of the growing heroin and opioid epidemic, New Jersey’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education – also known as D.A.R.E. – program is regaining its footing […]

LBT Officer Heads Up New Jersey D.A.R.E. Association, Aiming to Help Combat State Drug Epidemic

Posted on April 27, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association

A Long Beach Township police officer was among the members of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association who met for the first time this past Monday, at the Ocean County Police Academy, to discuss the drug abuse epidemic. Right: Members of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association met at the Ocean County Police Academy on […]

Boonton Township Fifth Graders Say No to Drugs

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

11-year-old fifth grader John Pietranera, from Boonton Township, reads from his essay about staying away from drugs and making the right decisions

11-year-old fifth grader John Pietranera, from Boonton Township, reads from his essay about staying away from drugs and making the right decisions. (Click to enlarge). BOONTON TWP. – Fifth graders at the Rockaway Valley Elementary School spent a portion of Valentine’s Day assembled in the gymnasium to participate in the fifth annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse […]