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Watertown Police Department: D.A.R.E. Program Reinstituted

Watertown Police Department: D.A.R.E. Program Reinstituted

Chief of Police John Gavallas (left) stands with Officer Jeff Desena, SRO at Watertown High School, who will teach the revitalized D.A.R.E. program to sixth graders at Swift Middle School this year. (Perugini photo). WATERTOWN — The Watertown Police Department has...
Mass K2 Overdose Issue on Minds of Officers During D.A.R.E. Graduation

Mass K2 Overdose Issue on Minds of Officers During D.A.R.E. Graduation

Several officers and troopers from around Connecticut graduated from the state police D.A.R.E. training program on Friday [August 17, 2018]. Thirty-seven officers graduated from the D.A.R.E. program Friday and the men and women will be tasked with teaching children to...
Berlin Students Shop with Police to Help Families in Need

Berlin Students Shop with Police to Help Families in Need

Several families in town will have a better holiday season this year thanks to fifth graders and the Berlin Police Department. Earlier this month, three elementary school students were chosen through a lottery system to accompany officers on a trip to the toy store to buy gifts for families in need. The event, in its second year, is part of the D.A.R.E. program for fifth graders. The students and their parents, as well as some siblings, helped officers shop for 11 families at the Toys R’ Us on the Berlin Turnpike.

D.A.R.E. Graduation Held at Norwalk Concert Hall

D.A.R.E. Graduation Held at Norwalk Concert Hall

More than 1,000 fifth-grade students from Norwalk’s 11 elementary schools filled the Norwalk Concert Hall Wednesday morning to celebrate their D.A.R.E. graduation. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a curriculum that has been sponsored by the Norwalk Police...
Kelly Middle Students Rally Against Drugs

Kelly Middle Students Rally Against Drugs

Eighth-graders at Kelly Middle School got a kick-start to their Monday morning by joining three large, furry friends at a loud anti-drug rally in the school’s auditorium. The special guests at the Red Ribbon Week rally included Chester, the Young Marines puppy bulldog mascot, D.A.R.E. mascot Daren the Lion, and Hunter, the mascot of the New England Black Wolves professional lacrosse team, based at Mohegan Sun.

D.A.R.E. Program Returns

D.A.R.E. Program Returns

A revamped D.A.R.E. program will return to North Haven public schools, but this program will go beyond teaching to just say no. Previously, the program targeted fifth-grade students, but this one will be presented at North Haven Middle School, to a population that has...
D.A.R.E. students rally against drugs, violence

D.A.R.E. students rally against drugs, violence

Norwich fifth-grade students make noise during the annual Red Ribbon Rally Thursday at Norwich Free Academy. Aaron Flaum/NorwichBulletin.com A Norwich police officer wounded in the line of duty urged students not to give up and make the right choices when life gets...