February 24, 2018

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Anne Arundel “D.A.R.E.(S)” to Expand Opioid Prevention Education

As the nation’s opioid epidemic continues to grow, police departments and schools are looking for more ways to fight back. In Maryland’s Anne Arundel County, they’ve found a new path to follow by returning to an older one: D.A.R.E. Anne Arundel, a suburban county located between Baltimore…

D.A.R.E. Program has Made Tremendous Strides in 30 Years

By Richard Clayton. School-based, curriculum-driven drug prevention programming is an essential part of efforts to address drug abuse problems in the U.S. Almost no one would disagree with this — especially parents of school-age children, teachers, school administrators and community law…

D.A.R.E. Program Continues to Grow in Missouri

In a letter to Illinois D.A.R.E. Training Coordinator Kim Giugler, John Fellows of the Sedalia Police Department provided updates on the D.A.R.E. program in Missouri. He mentioned that D.A.R.E. continues to grow in Missouri, and that Missouri D.A.R.E. offers multiple $500 D.A.R.E. scholarships…

D.A.R.E. Essay Winners at Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary in Columbia, SC

In photo: Overall D.A.R.E. essay winner John Dzialo with Deputy Arlene Sharpe, SC D.A.R.E. Coordinator; Captain Ewing, SRO Division; Deputy Jamel Bradley, D.A.R.E. Instructor; Guest Speaker Mr. Terry Dozier, NBA-Charlotte Hornets/Educator. Deputy Bradley had a hard time making a decision for…

District 123 Students D.A.R.E. to Resist Drugs and Violence

Fifth-grade students at Sward Elementary graduated from the D.A.R.E. Program after participating in the program for the last few months. Detective Tom Cronin congratulated the students and applauded them for their promise to turn away from drugs and violence. "I am proud of each and every one of…

Elementary School Students Will Soon Learn About Deadly Opioid Epidemic

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. - The growing opioid epidemic is such a concern that the D.A.R.E. program is creating special lessons across the nation to teach kids about it. Cabarrus County Deputy Keith Drake, the resource officer at Bethel Elementary in Midland, showed Eyewitness News how he uses…

Sidney Fifth-Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E.

For nearly 30 years, the Sidney Central School District has participated in the D.A.R.E. Program. This past Tuesday, the school maintained that tradition and held its annual graduation ceremony for the fifth-grade class. Fifty-seven students graduated from the program during the ceremony, which…

Maryland’s 32nd D.A.R.E. Officer Training Graduates

The Maryland D.A.R.E. Training Center graduated its 32nd D.A.R.E. Officer Training class on October 6, 2018 at the Maryland Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville, MD. The thirty-one participants included 17 Maryland officers and 14 from out-of-state; including DARE America…

D.A.R.E. Comes Back to Northside

Walterboro police officers helping to push an anti-drug message to a local elementary school. Students who attend Forest Hills Elementary in Walterboro will be receiving a D.A.R.E. course, thanks to new D.A.R.E.-Certified officer Rusty Davis. Davis is a Lance Corporal with the WPD who…

Pine Grove Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduation

Front row, left to right: Logan Deal, Kason Kendrick, Allivia Daugherty. Back row, left to right: Sanai Cooper, Eric Micklon, Jordyn Dasher. Click the image for full view. Lowndes County Schools Press Release:  VALDOSTA – Pine Grove Elementary School recently recognized their 5th grader…

Hopkins Elementary School D.A.R.E. Graduation

Click the image for full view. During the Hopkins Elementary School D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse and Resistance Education) Graduation, Keith Hudson of Jim Hudson Automotive Group presented Sheriff #LeonLott with a $10,000 check which will go to fund the D.A.R.E. Program for the entire next year!! We…

D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE – After an eight-year hiatus, Saranac Lake School District has brought back the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. On Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m., the fifth-grade D.A.R.E. graduation will be held in the Petrova School Auditorium. The D.A.R.E. program has been…

D.A.R.E. Returns to Anne Arundel County, Maryland

The return of D.A.R.E. to Anne Arundel County was announced by County Executive Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto, and Police Chief Timothy Altomare. D.A.R.E., which was part of the county schools' curriculum from the 1990s to 2003, will be taught at…

Ste. Genevieve Elementary Celebrates Graduation For 101 D.A.R.E. Program Participants

Ste. Genevieve Elementary School hosted a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) graduation ceremony on December 19 at the Ste. Genevieve R-II Performing Arts Center. The program was for fifth-grade students who completed the D.A.R.E. program. A total of 101 graduates participated in the…

ND Sixth Grade Students Graduate From D.A.R.E.

CRESCO - Sixth grade students at Notre Dame Elementary School in Cresco graduated from the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program on Monday, Jan. 15. Several students, teachers, Cresco law enforcement members and parents attended the event. A total of 26 students from Teresa…