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:
Riverside Elementary Graduates First D.A.R.E. Class in 20 Years

Riverside Elementary Graduates First D.A.R.E. Class in 20 Years

NEWLAND — On Thursday, May 6, fifth grade students at Riverside Elementary became the first county student class to graduate from the D.A.R.E. program in 20 years through the efforts of the Avery County Sheriff’s Office and School Resource Officer John Hicks. The…

Jennings County D.A.R.E. Program is Back

Jennings County D.A.R.E. Program is Back

NORTH VERNON, Ind. – The Jennings County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) is proud to announce that the D.A.R.E. program is returning to the Jennings County Elementary Schools. Sheriff Kenny Freeman wants to address potential addiction issues from all angles and felt that...

D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Terrebonne Schools

D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Terrebonne Schools

The D.A.R.E. decision-making program has returned to Terrebonne Parish schools. The program, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, had been operating in Terrebonne classrooms for 25 years before being discontinued in 2016. Three deputies have been…