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Applications are now being accepted for the Connecticut D.A.R.E. Officer Training. The location of this two-week training will be at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy, 285 Preston Avenue Meriden, CT. Classes will begin May 13, 2019 and end on May 24, 2019 (Monday-Friday only, 0800-1700hrs). Seating for this class will be limited; please adhere to the closing date.
All interested applicants should submit an application, through their Chief Executive/Training Officer, to the Connecticut State Police D.A.R.E. Unit, 285 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450. Contact Trooper Kate Cummings #1279 (Katharine.Cummings@ct.gov) with any questions. All training applications should be sent to the attention of Trooper Cummings #1279 no later than Friday, May 3, 2019.
Upon completion of the course each candidate will be certified to teach the K-12 curricula. Applicants must be a certified police officer, have at least two years of police experience, and a strong desire to work with school-aged children. Candidates must be available to attend all ten days of the training course. Free housing at the Connecticut State Police Academy will be available for any out of state candidate.
State D.A.R.E. Contacts
State D.A.R.E. Coordinator
Trooper Katharine Cummings
Connecticut State Police
Phone: (203) 427-2008
State D.A.R.E. Officers Association President
Thomas M. Cirillo
Meriden Police Department, D.A.R.E. Unit
Phone: (203) 630-6276
Grace Vlaun, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from Connecticut