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Washington YAB Representative Danielle Littrell at the Benton County Fair

Posted on Aug 27th, 2017

I got the great opportunity to work with D.A.R.E. Officer JP Benitez at the Benton County Fair on Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th. We handed out information pamphlets to parents and interacted with children who were past and future D.A.R.E. graduates! - Danielle Littrell, Washington YAB…

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Danielle Littrell, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Washington Representative

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2016

My name is Danielle Littrell and I live in the Tri-Cities here in Washington! I am 16 years old and I am a varsity cheerleader for my High school. I am doing running start at my community college and my plan is to finish my AA and then attend a 4 year university and get my teaching…

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Clallam County, Port Angeles schools team up to offer Internet safety training

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

Crossroads in Port Angeles (E 11th St and S Peabody St), Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island in the background. Photo by Adbar (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons. From Peninsula Daily News. PORT ANGELES — Clallam County is teaming up with the Port Angeles School District to provide Internet and social media safety training to students and their parents. County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a $1,695 interagency agreement with the district for six…

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Auburn schools take over the DARE program from the City

Posted on Sep 14th, 2014

From Auburn Reporter. A police officer-led series of classroom lessons teaching children from kindergarten through the 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug-and-violence-free lives. From the beginning, the Auburn Police Department and the Auburn School District have worked together to make the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, or DARE, work. Now, the school district has taken over the DARE program entirely from the City. While the district recently…

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Schools and Safety

Posted on Sep 10th, 2014

From Yakima Herald-Republic. The hustle and bustle of getting back to school is everywhere. From scrawled names across fresh new notebooks to crisp white laces on tennis shoes, the fun and anticipation of a brand new school year can be seen on children’s faces around the Valley. For students it’s simple: They make their way to their classrooms, greeting friends and meeting new teachers. But behind the scenes, schools have strategically implemented strategies and policies to welcome…

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Eastside School District Focuses on Safety, Security

Posted on Aug 26th, 2014

Rose Hill Middle School in the Lake Washington School District officially opened last year. But just now, it is seeing many security improvements. (Photo: KING) From www.king5.com.  REDMOND, Wash. -- Nearly two years since the Sandy Hook tragedy, the Lake Washington School District is seeing its focus on school safety pay off with many security features now in full operation. Rose Hill Middle School in Redmond was still under construction when the news of Sandy Hook caught the…

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Mexican Traffickers Flood Washington Meth Market After Local Crackdown

Posted on May 23rd, 2006

Associated Press - May 2006 Washington state has succeeded in shutting down most of its illicit homegrown methamphetamine labs, but Mexican drug cartels have swiftly moved to fill demand for the drug, the Associated Press reported May 20. Washington law-enforcement officials say that seizures of local meth labs dropped by more than half last year after a law was passed to restrict access to precursor chemicals that can be used to create homemade meth. But now, Mexican drug cartels are…

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Officer Reflects on Years of D.A.R.E.

Posted on Sep 8th, 2005

Union-Bulletin - September 2005 Kids adore him. Criminals fear him. Al Schneidmiller concedes it's a gift not everyone has. Only a rare breed of police officer can juggle between the gruffness of crimefighting and affability of teaching. Four letters better describe that skill: DARE. Recently honored as the Washington State Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer of the Year, Schneidmiller is happy to reflect on his 16 years as an educator and how the 1983 program has changed. The…

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