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D.A.R.E. Returns

The opioid epidemic, legalization concerns, and need for improved community-police relations make D.A.R.E. curricula a high priority.

Read about the return of D.A.R.E. to the communities below:


School Graduates 200 from Revamped D.A.R.E. Program

School Graduates 200 from Revamped D.A.R.E. Program

MINNEOLA — About 200 Grassy Lake Elementary fifth graders on Wednesday became the first class to graduate from the Sheriff’s Office’s D.A.R.E. program in six years. Sheriff Peyton Grinnell said the program used to draw 6,000 students a year before it was cut for…

From Kinder to Grade 12, Kids to Get Drug Education

From Kinder to Grade 12, Kids to Get Drug Education

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has given the go signal for the Department of Health (DOH) to educate school children from Kindergarten to Grade 12 about the ill effects of taking illegal drugs…

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...
Geneva Police Department Works Toward Reviving its D.A.R.E. Program

Geneva Police Department Works Toward Reviving its D.A.R.E. Program

Students attending Geneva City Schools will soon participate in a new program designed to educate students on the dangers associated with drugs. The Geneva Police Department is working toward reviving its D.A.R.E. Program, which is an education program that seeks to...
55 Freedom Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

55 Freedom Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Fifty-five fifth graders at Freedom Elementary became the first to graduate from the recently re-instated D.A.R.E. program in the Waynesville R-VI School District on Friday, June 15.The two-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education program – led by School Resource Officer...
Galion Sixth Graders Celebrate D.A.R.E. at Graduation Program

Galion Sixth Graders Celebrate D.A.R.E. at Graduation Program

GALION — Warmer weather gives way to the graduation season for high school seniors. But it’s also a time for another type of graduation ceremony that focuses on younger students making a commitment to staying drug and alcohol free, and making good choices. Galion...
Manville Schools Welcome Back D.A.R.E. Program

Manville Schools Welcome Back D.A.R.E. Program

Celebrating the graduation of 110 fourth-graders from the revived D.A.R.E. program at Roosevelt School are Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, Manville Police Det. David Sheffrin, who taught the course, Daren, the course’s mascot, and Manville Police...
Montgomery Bringing Back 2 D.A.R.E. Police Officers

Montgomery Bringing Back 2 D.A.R.E. Police Officers

Montgomery Police Officer Bruce Heddy receives his D.A.R.E. Officer certification from his training mentor, Officer Kate Proscia of the Branchburg Police Department. In the background is Rafael Morales of D.A.R.E. America…

D.A.R.E. Comes Back to Northside

D.A.R.E. Comes Back to Northside

Walterboro police officers helping to push an anti-drug message to a local elementary school. Students who attend Forest Hills Elementary in Walterboro will be receiving a D.A.R.E. course, thanks to new D.A.R.E.-Certified officer Rusty Davis. Davis is a Lance Corporal with the WPD who received his certification through the national anti-drug program last year.