January 20, 2018


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Officer Craig Seibel of the Salem Police Department has a quick message about the D.A.R.E. program for @salemkeizer 5th graders he is passionate about!

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

Posted on Dec 10th, 2017

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 & Practices and it meets National Common Core…

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

Posted on Nov 20th, 2017

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 time in six elementary schools. Locally, the program experienced considerable growth and it was expanded into thirty elementary schools. Ofc. Craig…

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

Posted on Aug 18th, 2017

By Senior Officer Craig Seibel of the Salem Police…

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

Posted on Sep 8th, 2016

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. Godley said. Officer Godley says the program starts at the fifth grade level, with parent permission. He says a second officer will be working full…

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

Posted on Jun 13th, 2016

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 an improved understanding of the risks and protective factors for drug use by youth. What…

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

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

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 buy, sell, and consume cannabis—which includes marijuana in all its forms—and set the table for 2016, when at least six more states are expected to decide whether to tax…

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

Posted on Nov 1st, 2014

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 a push in Congress to change federal drug laws. They were not anticipating a multimillion-dollar wager against them by a casino mogul. Or…

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Salem-Keizer Assures Completion of School Safety Drills

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2014

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 was one of eight high schools in the district that did not comply with state law. The school’s principal, Sara LeRoy, said that will not be the…

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

Posted on Aug 31st, 2014

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 meth and ecstasy. Photo credit: Oregon State Police. From www.oregonlive.com. Dylan Rabell awoke to the sound of screeching tires. Riding in the back seat of a friend's…

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Julia Clark

Posted on Mar 10th, 2013

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 I learned in my D.A.R.E. classes to make good decisions in Jr. High and in different situations with my friends.  I hope to be able to work with Officer Seibel in our community to encourage other kids to stay…

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