January 21, 2018

keepin’ it REAL videos featuring Officer Craig Seibel of the Salem Police Department

Posted on December 10, 2017 by in Curriculum, Hometown, News, Oregon, Spotlight


In the past 5 weeks, the Salem Police Department released 5 different D.A.R.E. keepin’ it REAL videos. D.A.R.E. is the number one education and prevention program in the world. The US Surgeon General praised the effectiveness of the new D.A.R.E. program known as “keepin’ it REAL.” keepin’ it REAL is on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs […]

Celebrating 25 Years of D.A.R.E. in Salem!

Posted on November 20, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Oregon, Spotlight

Salem Police Department, Oregon

In 1983 a group of educators and police officers in Los Angeles came together and started an innovative prevention program known as D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). Over the next several years the program grew rapidly on the west coast. The Salem Police Department began their D.A.R.E. program in 1992 with one officer teaching full […]

Salem D.A.R.E. Newsletter June 2017

Posted on August 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Oregon

The D.A.R.E. News June 2017

By Senior Officer Craig Seibel of the Salem Police Department

D.A.R.E. Adds Bullying and Critical Thinking to its Program

Posted on September 8, 2016 by in Bullying, Hometown, News, Oregon

Daren in Central Point, OR

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Central Point School Officers say the program D.A.R.E. is adding bullying and critical thinking to its program. They say in past years the program only covered drugs and alcohol. “Sometimes there’s a disconnect between fifth grade and their high school years and that’s something we’re trying to fix now,” Officer J.R. […]

Salem D.A.R.E. Newsletter June 2016

Posted on June 13, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Oregon

Salem Oregon Police Department

Download the Salem D.A.R.E. June 2016 Newsletter Building Strong Foundations for the Future Over thirty years ago, D.A.R.E. was launched and quickly became the most successful school-based, curriculum-driven drug prevention and education program used to teach age specific information about drugs and their negative effects to children. Three decades of increasingly sophisticated research has produced […]

Pot at the Polls: Oregon, Alaska Cast Pivotal Votes on Legal Marijuana

Posted on November 4, 2014 by in Alaska, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Oregon

Marijuana Legalization

From NBC News. The future of marijuana hangs in the balance as voters go to the polls on Tuesday. Residents of Oregon and Alaska will decide whether to follow Colorado and Washington, which in 2012 approved the world’s only regulated markets in the drug. The vote could double the number of states where adults can […]

Outlook for states’ pot legalization measures goes from solid to shaky

Posted on November 1, 2014 by in Alaska, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Florida, Hometown, Oregon

Mothers and others who oppose marijuana legalization

Mothers and others who oppose marijuana legalization in Oregon talk to reporters. (Gosia Wozniacka / Associated Press). From Los Angeles Times. With pot sold openly to any adult who wants it in Colorado and Washington state, marijuana advocates were hoping restrictions in other states would fall like dominoes this election season, opening the way for […]

Salem-Keizer Assures Completion of School Safety Drills

Posted on September 3, 2014 by in Hometown, Oregon, School Safety


From KOIN.com. SALEM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Salem-Keizer School District officials said standards for school safety drills will be met this school year. In June, the Statesman Journal reported that the district was not conducting at least two lockdown drills required by a bill that Oregon lawmakers passed last year. The Douglas McKay High School […]

If Oregon legalizes marijuana, how will it keep roads safe?

Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Oregon

Scene of Crash 21 July 2013

The scene of the crash on July 21, 2013. Police charged Samuel Martin Kitto, a 19-year-old Astoria man, with assault and driving under the influence after he fell asleep at the wheel and veered into oncoming traffic. Kitto’s blood tests came back positive for an inactive component of marijuana as well as scant levels of […]

Julia Clark

Posted on March 10, 2013 by in Hometown, Oregon, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Julia Clark, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumna - Oregon

I first learned about D.A.R.E. in the 5th grade, our D.A.R.E. officer Craig Seibel did a good job describing the dangers of drugs and alcohol and encouraged us to follow the right path to be strong enough to say ‘NO’ even if your friends are doing drugs or alcohol.  I used a lot of what […]