43rd Iowa D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class
On April 30-May 11, 2023, fifteen (15) officers from the states of Iowa, Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota & Wisconsin gathered & successfully completed Iowa’s 43rd D.A.R.E. Officer Training. The training was held in Johnston, Iowa at the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center (M.C.T.C.) on Camp Dodge’s military base. M.C.T.C. and staff are instrumental for the success of the training, and we appreciate them and certainly D.A.R.E. Iowa, for their ongoing support.

The D.O.T. was led by facilitator Lt. Sheri Hall of the Lee County (MS) Sheriff’s Department. Special thanks to our staff: Iowa STC Terry Dehmlow and mentor for the class, facilitator Sheri Hall, educator John Sheahan, and mentors Tim Felton & Brandon Trapp.

The following departments are implementing the D.A.R.E. Program for the first time: Anderson (MO) Police Department, Indianola (IA) Police Department, Williams County (ND) Sheriff’s Office, and Jefferson (IA) Police Department.

Student becomes D.A.R.E. teacher

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