January 23, 2018

Community Safety

The D.A.R.E. program is part of the community.  We work with parents, educators, and elected and public officials to keep our children safe and healthy.

Norwalk Ranked One of Ohio’s Safest Cities

Posted on Jun 27th, 2017

Noting the success of the D.A.R.E. and Safety Town programs, Duncan said part of Norwalk being a safe city starts with young children. Norwalk has been ranked just outside the top 10 percent of the safest cities in Ohio. “There were close to 900 municipalities we were competing against,” Mayor Rob Duncan said. “It was a pretty exciting email to receive. I knew nothing about it until I received this email.” In late May, a LendEDU official notified the mayor that Norwalk was…

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Loris Police Look to Fight Gang, Drug Activity Starting with Youth

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017

LORIS, SC (WBTW) – The Loris Police Department and local leaders are trying to come up with ways to fight drug and gang problems in the area. One of the ideas is to bring the D.A.R.E program into Loris Elementary School. “Right now we’re going to start small and start with little programs such as the D.A.R.E. program,” said Loris Police Lieutenant, Gary Buley. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and is a program that teaches kids about the dangers of drugs,…

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School Liaison Police Officer, D.A.R.E. Programs Continue in Coon Rapids Schools

Posted on Nov 1st, 2016

Contracts approved by the Coon Rapids City Council Sept. 6 continue the school liaison officer and D.A.R.E. programs at Anoka-Hennepin District 11 schools in Coon Rapids for the 2016-2017 academic year. One agreement provides school district funding for assigning Coon Rapids Police officers as school liaison officers at Coon Rapids High School, Coon Rapids and Northdale middle schools and Anoka-Hennepin Regional High School, formerly Crossroads Alternative High School, and officers to teach…

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D.A.R.E.: Beyond Saying No

Posted on Oct 14th, 2016

CAVE CITY — Police officer James Roberts taught his first D.A.R.E. class at Caverna Elementary School on Thursday morning to a group of fifth-graders. Right: Cave City Police Officer James Roberts hands out workbooks to Caverna Elementary fifth-graders Thursday morning. Roberts will be teaching D.A.R.E. classes at CES one day a week for a period of 10 weeks. Before the class got underway, Roberts took a moment to explain what he will be teaching the students. “We have the better…

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“Heroin Is Not Chic” Campaign Launches During N.Y. Fashion Week

Posted on Sep 13th, 2016

Non-Profit Partners with D.A.R.E America to Promote Awareness Surrounding National Heroin Epidemic Heroin Is Not Chic, HINC, a non-profit organization aimed to promote awareness of the growing heroin and opiate epidemic in the United States, has launched a grass-roots media campaign to expand awareness of the rising heroin and opioid epidemic in which 78 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses (CDC).  During Fashion Week and for months thereafter, HINC will be employing a variety of…

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Searching for a Brighter Greene

Posted on Aug 28th, 2016

WAYNESBURG – Nearly a year ago, hundreds gathered in Greene County Courthouse for a town hall meeting to discuss ideas on how to curb the heroin epidemic that has gripped the region. One of the ideas that came out of the October meeting was the formation of the Coalition for a Brighter Greene. Since then, the group organized various events and education seminars, most notably a march and rally at Greene County Fairgrounds in May. But the coalition has more work to do, its treasurer…

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Yemassee Police Chief Heading to D.C.

Posted on Jul 14th, 2016

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - We're learning that Yemassee Police Department Chief Greg Alexander is heading to Washington, D.C. for a very special briefing. Two years ago, President Obama commissioned a study with law enforcement, professors and doctors to figure out how to bridge the gap between police and the community. Chief Alexander said he received the request a few months ago and is fortunate enough to be one of the officers chosen to make the trip and learn the results of the study. "I…

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D.A.R.E. Training Teaches About New Drug Trends

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2016

KAILUA-KONA — The school year is already approaching. And to help prepare for the upcoming year, D.A.R.E. officers were informed about new trends in youth drug abuse on Thursday during a training session at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. “If we’re not going to stop our teens, we’re not going to stop our adults,” said Gary Shimabukuro, a drug educator since 1978. DEA statistics show that many adult addicts begin as youth, he said, in part because the brain is not…

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Norwalk Police Taking Proactive Approach to Fighting Crime

Posted on Apr 25th, 2015

From Norwalk Reflector. The Norwalk Police Department has set clear goals for 2015. Chief David Light stressed the objective is to take a proactive approach to fighting crime. But, as in any department, those goals need to be achieved while following a financial budget. Light said the department tries to control costs by reviewing the budget at the end of every month. "We need to continue to increase officer training in high-liability areas of concern," the chief added. The…

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Pot unsafe for teen and young adult brains under construction

Posted on Feb 15th, 2015

By Electa Draper, The Denver Post. Image: A homeless teen with the street name of Blaze, right, smokes marijuana from a glass pipe as Dusty Taylor, 20, fiddles with his lighter at the intersection of 21st Avenue and Stout Street in downtown Denver in July. (Andy Cross, Denver Post file). Even moderate marijuana use among teens and young people was shown in a study this year to cause abnormalities in the developing brain. Yet as Colorado and other states legalize recreational pot use,…

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