September 21, 2017
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Regional Directors

 

The D.A.R.E. America Regional Directors are the liaison with D.A.R.E. entities within states from their region.

They provide assistance and/or coordination for all facets of the D.A.R.E. program including requests for training, technical assistance, and promotional activities.

In addition, they handle requests for waivers or modification to national policies and procedures, curriculum issues, D.A.R.E. officer association activities and respond to inquiries and questions from local D.A.R.E. communities.
What D.A.R.E. America Does For You, Your Department and Your Community

 

Lloyd Bratz, Director of Regional Operations / North Central Regional Director

Posted on Aug 30th, 2017

Lloyd Bratz joined D.A.R.E. America upon retiring from the Cleveland Police Department in 2001 after 29 years of police service. During his tenure with the City of Cleveland, Division of Police, he held a variety of assignments including Special Weapons and Tactics, Impact Task Force, Research and Development, the Police Training Section, and the Bureau of Community Policing. Lloyd served as the Commanding Officer of the Cleveland Police Training Academy for twelve years and during that time…

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John Lindsay, Southeast Regional Director

Posted on Aug 30th, 2017

John Lindsay has brought to D.A.R.E. America a diverse and impressive career in public service. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, John served as a police officer and robbery/homicide detective with the Palo Alto Police Department in Northern California, a city recognized for its progressive, community-oriented police department. During his time with the department, John earned 35 commendations. Upon being selected by the…

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Mark Medford, Northeast Regional Director

Posted on Aug 30th, 2017

Prior to joining D.A.R.E. America, Mark Medford spent 31 years in law enforcement retiring in August 2017 as the Sergeant of Administrative Services for the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office in York County, Virginia. Mark was trained as a D.A.R.E. Officer in 1990, and soon became the unit supervisor ultimately ascending to the position of Virginia State D.A.R.E. Coordinator while continuing to teach the D.A.R.E. Program until his retirement. During his years with the Sheriff’s Office, Mark…

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Dennis Osborn, Western Regional Director

Posted on Aug 30th, 2017

Dennis Osborn joined D.A.R.E. America after serving over 25 years in law enforcement working primarily in state government. He retired from law enforcement in July 2017 after serving as the Chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol. As Nevada’s Highway Patrol Chief, Dennis advanced the organization’s technology from a self-reporting system to a fully automated system, published the Highway Patrol’s strategic plan, and redefined the department’s performance measures and mission priorities.…

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Danny Talley, Central Regional Director

Posted on Aug 30th, 2017

Prior to joining D.A.R.E. America, Danny Talley spent over thirty years in law enforcement having begun his career in 1985 as a Police Officer with the Big Stone Gap Police Department in Southwest Virginia. Danny retired from law enforcement in 2017 as a Major on the Command Staff of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Danny joined the Tennessee Highway Patrol in 1987 as a Tennessee State Trooper and quickly ascended through the ranks while serving in a variety of capacities throughout the state.…

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