On September 22, 2023, thirty-one officers from the three states of Illinois, Missouri, and Texas successfully completed D.A.R.E. Officer Training in Jefferson City. Special thanks to the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation for providing this training along with our training team members: Facilitator Kevin Woodson, Mentors Amanda Blank, Christine Eddleman, Brent Forgey, Jason Lacey, and Educator Chad Hawkes.
From D.A.R.E. America Central Regional Director Craig Seibel
Canadian Officers Certified to Teach D.A.R.E.

Canadian Officers Certified to Teach D.A.R.E.

On March 11-22, 2024, a D.A.R.E. Officer Training was conducted at the Ontario Provincial Police Academy (O.P.P.) in Alliston, New Tecumseth, Ontario, Canada. Officers from the region attended and were successfully certified to teach the D.A.R.E. Program. The training...

Student becomes D.A.R.E. teacher

Student becomes D.A.R.E. teacher

Old Lyme resurrects drug prevention program for children
Meriden — At the Connecticut State Police Training Academy last week, Officer Stephen Hackett of the Old Lyme Police Department stood in front of a group of law enforcement colleagues who were playing the role…

D.A.R.E. Returns to Conway, Missouri

D.A.R.E. Returns to Conway, Missouri

The Conway Elementary School D.A.R.E. Graduation was held on January 25, 2024. Fifty-seven students successfully completed the program. Deputy Jesse Sherrer of the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office did a great job teaching them good decision-making skills to help his...

Hawai’i D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class #38

Hawai’i D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class #38

Upon completion of its 38th D.A.R.E. Officer Training, the state of Hawai’i’s D.A.R.E. training center welcomed 17 newly certified D.A.R.E. officers. These officers were trained by the Hawai'i D.A.R.E. Training Center’s cadre of Honolulu Police Department from October...

Pennsylvania’s 2023 D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class

Pennsylvania’s 2023 D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class

Pennsylvania D.A.R.E. welcomed 18 newly certified D.A.R.E. officers from the class trained at the Fort Indiantown Gap Military Base in Annville, PA. These officers completed their two weeks of training, which was held October 16-27, 2023, conducted by Pennsylvania...

Minnesota D.A.R.E. Class #53

Minnesota D.A.R.E. Class #53

Minnesota D.A.R.E. welcomed 19 newly-certified D.A.R.E. officers from the 53rd class trained in Minnesota. These officers completed their two weeks of training, which was held October 2-13, 2023, conducted by Minnesota D.A.R.E., and hosted by the Maple Grove Police...

33rd D.A.R.E. Officer Training (PROERD) Santa Catarina – Brazil

33rd D.A.R.E. Officer Training (PROERD) Santa Catarina – Brazil

The graduation of the 33rd class of instructors of the Educational Program of Resistance to Drugs and Violence (Proerd/D.A.R.E.) of the Military Police of Santa Catarina was conducted on the 28th of September 2023. The event took place at the Golden Hotel and Events...