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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

SalemPDTV

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 […]

5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation at Westside Elementary in Sisseton, SD

Posted on December 6, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, News, South Dakota

<a href="https://www.dare.org/5th-grade-d-a-r-e-graduation-at-westside-elementary-in-sisseton-sd/" target="_blank">The first kids to graduate a D.A.R.E. program in Sisseton in 20 years!</a>

“Officer Appel put on a mind blowing graduation for the first kids to graduate a D.A.R.E. program in Sisseton in 20 years. The ceremony included a full police escort with lights and sirens to the performing arts center. We were joined on stage by the Mayor, Sisseton PD, SDHP, BIA, Tribal Officers and more.” – […]

D.A.R.E. New Jersey Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 3 (December 2017)

Posted on December 6, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

NJDOA Newsletter - Vol 1 - Issue 3

N.J. D.A.R.E. Continues to Grow! New Officers Trained And Ready To Teach D.A.R.E. During September of 2017 the D.A.R.E. /Advocacy for Drug Education in New Jersey coordinated and implemented a basic two-week D.O.T class in Bridgewater, N.J. With the committed support of D.A.R.E. America, the training cadre consisted of a highly skilled facilitator, two veteran educators, […]

Hermantown Students Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on December 3, 2017 by in Hometown, Minnesota, News

D.A.R.E. Certificate of Achievement

172 – 6th graders celebrated graduation together at Hermantown High School on Friday, after completing ten separate classes within the D.A.R.E. program. Officer Tim Battaglia says, “You know, yeah they learn a lot of things, they learn facts and health effects on drugs and alcohol, but the D.A.R.E. program is so much more than that. […]

‘Awesome Role-Model’ OPD Officer Honored At Kingsford’s Citizenship Awards

Posted on December 2, 2017 by in Hometown, New York, News

Students at Kingsford Park Elementary School honored Oswego Police Officer Thomas Grover at the school’s recent Citizenship Awards. Grover, who teaches the D.A.R.E. curriculum in the Oswego City School District, was recognized by students and teachers as an “awesome role-model” always ready with a “warm friendly smile.”

OSWEGO – Kingsford Park Elementary School honored Oswego City Police Department Officer Thomas Grover at its recent Citizenship Awards, with the entire student body pitching in to thank him for the “opportunity to have Officer Grover be part of our lives.” Students at Kingsford Park Elementary School honored Oswego Police Officer Thomas Grover at the […]

WCSO is Teaching Kids to Be Drug Free

Posted on December 2, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Florida, Hometown, News

Kevin Crews

VERNON, Fla. – Sheriff Kevin Crews is bringing back the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to Washington County schools. The program hasn’t been taught in Washington County since 2007. The course was offered to fifth graders at Vernon Elementary School and Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley. “What better way than to start, you know, […]

Mesick Elementary Students Graduate from D.A.R.E Program

Posted on November 29, 2017 by in Hometown, Michigan, News

Mesick-Elementary-Students-Graduate-from-D.A.R.E-Program

It was graduation day for some students from Mesick Elementary, but they’re not moving to middle school just yet. Students celebrated their graduation from the D.A.R.E. program with pizza and ice skating at the Wex in Cadillac. The celebration was the culmination of weeks of work in the program. D.A.R.E., or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, […]

Encounter with D.A.R.E. Officer First Sparked RCPD Lieutenant’s Desire to Serve Community

Posted on November 29, 2017 by in Hometown, Kansas, News

Erin Freidline

Freidline said meeting a female officer when she was a student made her want to pursue a job in law enforcement. Erin Freidline didn’t know early in life that she would be part of the police force. All she knew was a D.A.R.E. officer who visited her class in the sixth grade ignited something in […]

Hopewell D.A.R.E.

Posted on November 28, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Tennessee

THE BRADLEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE held a graduation ceremony at Hopewell Elementary School to honor fifth-graders who completed the D.A.R.E. program, which was taught by their school resource officer, Sergeant Mitchell Roe. Each student submitted an essay at the conclusion of the program, and the best essay was chosen from each of the three classes. The best essay winners were George Emendorfer, Abrt Whitaker and Jaxson Humble. Those students read their essays during the ceremony, and were presented a medal from Sheriff Eric Watson, Bradley County School Board Member Nancy Casson, Roe, and Principal Tim Riggs.

THE BRADLEY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE held a graduation ceremony at Hopewell Elementary School to honor fifth-graders who completed the D.A.R.E. program, which was taught by their school resource officer, Sergeant Mitchell Roe. Each student submitted an essay at the conclusion of the program, and the best essay was chosen from each of the three classes. […]

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 […]