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Caitlin Walker, 2018 D.A.R.E. America National Scholarship Awardee

Caitlin Walker, 2018 D.A.R.E. America National Scholarship Awardee

Virginia’s Caitlin Walker receives the 2018 D.A.R.E. America National Scholarship Award from D.A.R.E. America President & Chief Executive Officer Frank Pegueros during the 31st D.A.R.E. International Training Conference, held July 10 to 12, 2018 at Rosen...
York County Sheriff and Superintendent Double Down on D.A.R.E.

York County Sheriff and Superintendent Double Down on D.A.R.E.

A York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office cruiser parked outside the Sheriff’s Office in York County. (File Photo Steve Roberts Jr). York-Poquoson Sheriff Danny Diggs and York County School Division Superintendent Victor Shandor seek to end the opioid crisis by...
Spotsylvania Co. Aims for Armed Deputies in All Elementary Schools

Spotsylvania Co. Aims for Armed Deputies in All Elementary Schools

WASHINGTON — Spotsylvania County’s Sheriff’s Office plans to have armed School Resource Officers in all 17 county elementary schools by the end of next school year. Most Virginia counties have SROs — typically local police officers or sheriff’s deputies — at all high...
D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Nelson’s Elementaries

D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Nelson’s Elementaries

D.A.R.E. Essay Finalists Cady Marrs (from left) and Jacob Willoughby, Essay Winner Karley Campbell and Nelson County Sheriff David Hill at Tye River Elementary School on Dec. 5 LYNCHBURG — After a four-year hiatus, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has brought back...
Lakeview Students Learn About Drug Perils in D.A.R.E. Program

Lakeview Students Learn About Drug Perils in D.A.R.E. Program

Lakeview Elementary School student Shannon Carter speaks at the Lakeview D.A.R.E. Program graduation as Police Officer A.L Barnhouse (left) and Lakeview Principal Patrick Neuman (right) listen on April 6, 2017. [John Adam/progress-index.com] Students from Lakeview...
Pennington Gap Police Reinstate D.A.R.E. Program

Pennington Gap Police Reinstate D.A.R.E. Program

PENNINGTON GAP, VA. – Communities across southwest Virginia are constantly looking for ways to cut down on the epidemic proportion of drug abuse and addiction. In Pennington Gap alone, the police chief tells us they have taken more than 40 reports of stolen...
D.A.R.E. Program Expanding in Tazewell County schools

D.A.R.E. Program Expanding in Tazewell County schools

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) – Seventh graders at Tazewell Middle School are in a class of a different kind now. Thanks to the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office, the students are getting a refresher course with a program they first experienced in elementary school. D.A.R.E....