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Reminder on Upcoming D.A.R.E. Events in Florida

Reminder on Upcoming D.A.R.E. Events in Florida

Please see the below information on upcoming Florida D.A.R.E. events. We have our advanced recertification training being held for the 2nd year at the Florida Association of School Resource Officers (FASRO) Conference in Bonita Springs, Florida, July 31, 2018 – August...
WCSO is Teaching Kids to Be Drug Free

WCSO is Teaching Kids to Be Drug Free

Sheriff Kevin crews is bringing back the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to Washington County schools.

The program hasn’t been taught in Washington County since 2007.

The course was offered to fifth graders at Vernon Elementary School and Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley.

Lake Sheriff Bringing Back Drug-Education Program to Classrooms

Lake Sheriff Bringing Back Drug-Education Program to Classrooms

Collier County Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Vila teaches D.A.R.E. to deputies from around the state at the Lake County sheriff’s training academy in Tavares (Jason Ruiter/Orlando Sentinel). A law officer practicing a drug-education awareness course for elementary...
The Passing of D.A.R.E. Family Member Monica Sauls

The Passing of D.A.R.E. Family Member Monica Sauls

It was said, “Anyone who knew her couldn’t be in the same room with her and not be happy, and anyone in the room who didn’t know her soon would.” Monica Sauls, having served the Highlands County Sheriff Office (FL) for 41 years, retired in 2012. Monica devoted most of...
D.A.R.E. Program to Make Comeback in Lake County Schools

D.A.R.E. Program to Make Comeback in Lake County Schools

TAVARES — The anti-drug program D.A.R.E. is preparing to make a comeback in Lake County schools after years on the sidelines because of budget cuts. Deputies from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office started going through an 80-hour training class on Monday for the Drug...
Collier County student gets new wheelchair

Collier County student gets new wheelchair

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- In this season of giving, a Collier County boy is getting the most meaningful gift of all, independence. The 10-year-old was using a broken wheelchair because insurance wouldn’t pay for a new one. But now, thanks to the generous hearts and...