The Bellevue (KY) Police Department’s D.A.R.E. Program is continuing to grow and has debuted their new patrol vehicle! The photo includes D.A.R.E. elementary school graduates from the Holy Trinity School along with the current middle school class and staff including Bellevue D.A.R.E. Officer Michael T. Brown.
D.A.R.E. Turns 40 and Continues to Teach Valuable Life Lessons

D.A.R.E. Turns 40 and Continues to Teach Valuable Life Lessons

Pontotoc County D.A.R.E. Officer Shermila McKinney recently took time to reflect on the history of the program and celebrate D.A.R.E.'s 40th Anniversary. "The D.A.R.E. curriculum has been a pertinent initiative within the county schools, based on strong efforts and...

Winooski Police Department Celebrates D.A.R.E.’s 40th Anniversary

Winooski Police Department Celebrates D.A.R.E.’s 40th Anniversary

Today, we join D.A.R.E. America International in celebration of its 40th anniversary. Our School Resource Officer, Jason Ziter, has been teaching this program at the Winooski School District since 2018, covering many topics from drug abuse prevention to stress…

Munster Marks 35 Years of D.A.R.E. Program in Schools

Munster Marks 35 Years of D.A.R.E. Program in Schools

James Ghrist still remembers his first D.A.R.E. class as a fifth-grader at Elliott Elementary. “It had a big impact on my career choice,” said Officer Ghrist, a D.A.R.E. officer for 19 of his 22 years on the force. “I believe the information is helpful,” Ghrist said….

Letter of Appreciation from El Sol Science & Arts Academy

Letter of Appreciation from El Sol Science & Arts Academy

I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the DARE program at El Sol Science and Arts Academy. The program was initiated in October 2022 with participation from 3rd and 8th grade students and taught exclusively by SSG Fernando Lopeziniguez. I am delighted to…

Copley’s Sarah Shendy Wins International Police Award

Copley’s Sarah Shendy Wins International Police Award

Shendy, 37, will receive the award during the IACF Conference in Dallas Monday. The award honors 40 law enforcement officials under 40 from around the world who “demonstrate leadership, exemplify commitment to their profession, and have a positive impact on their…

Calcasieu Parish Captain Receives D.A.R.E. Lifetime Achievement Award

Calcasieu Parish Captain Receives D.A.R.E. Lifetime Achievement Award

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – A Calcasieu Parish deputy is being recognized in a big way after spending the last two decades mentoring young adults as part of the D.A.R.E. program. “It is unbelievable, you know, I’ve done this for some many years and acknowledged so many…