January 20, 2018


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Hopewell D.A.R.E.

Posted on Nov 28th, 2017

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…

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Officials D.A.R.E. to Retool Drug Program

Posted on Oct 30th, 2017

Roane County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Greg Sims, left, and Lt. Daryl Cook give an update on the D.A.R.E. program during last week’s Roane County Board of Education meeting.

The Roane County Board of Education got an update last week on the revamped D.A.R.E. program that’s being reinstituted into the school system. Photo: Roane County Sheriff’s Office School…

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Sheriff D.A.R.E.s to Reconsider Drug Program

Posted on Oct 18th, 2017

Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton’s opinion of D.A.R.E. has changed over the years. So much so that his office is implementing it back into the Roane County School System. Roane County Sheriff…

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Brentwood D.A.R.E. Officers Recognized with Anti-drug Award

Posted on Jul 24th, 2017

Brentwood Police Department Crime Prevention Officers Samuel Bady and Mark Wood with their award from the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition

Officers Samuel Bady (left) and Mark Wood (right) with their award from the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition. Photo courtesy of City of Brentwood. For nearly 20 years, Brentwood Police…

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D.A.R.E. (I will dare), by D.A.R.E. Advocate N’Khemya King

Posted on Mar 25th, 2017

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Memphis Police Department DARE officer Freddie Robinson’s D.A.R.E. student, N’Khemya King, passed away last week from undiagnosed leukemia. She was a strong advocate for D.A.R.E. and made this…

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

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017

East Side Elementary School (Brownsville, TN) DARE Graduation 2017

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — With all the pomp and circumstance, fifth graders at East Side Elementary School graduate from a 10-week program. The D.A.R.E. “Keepin’ it Real” program is teaching…

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Shattering the Myths, by Eric Watson, Bradley (TN) County Sheriff

Posted on Jan 30th, 2017

Among the many things I have learned during my years in law enforcement is that there’s no safe way to “experiment” with drugs and alcohol by our young folks. The past seven days we have…

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

Posted on Dec 4th, 2016

Hopewell Elementary School Essay Winners 2016, Cleveland, TN

From left front are essay winners William Molloy, Jovy Osik, Jayden Brooks and Camryn Propst. In back are Bradley County School Board member Nancy Casson, Darren the Lion, Watson, Mayor D. Gary…

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Two Years

Posted on Aug 28th, 2016

"D.A.R.E. once again is at full strength in fifth grades, as well, with SROs teaching this valuable program that teaches students keys to dealing with peer pressure and the dangers of drugs, alcohol…

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Hopewell Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.

Posted on Apr 18th, 2015

From Cleveland Daily Banner. The DARE Program in Bradley County Schools administered by the Bradley County Sheriff's Office has been a tremendous success. After hearing parents' requests for…

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