NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Police Department and Board of Education are bringing back the DARE program starting next school year. “We’re not immune to the problems facing the state and the country, especially as it relates to opioids,” Police Chief Steven Hunt said....Read more . . .
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From left to right: Bridgeport Capt. Porter with School Resource Officers Staples, Cascante and Orlich. The three graduates join Bridgeport, Conn., police ranks certified in D.A.R.E. training. Twenty-four new officers graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance...
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...
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More than 1,000 fifth-grade students from Norwalk’s 11 elementary schools filled the Norwalk Concert Hall Wednesday morning to celebrate their D.A.R.E. graduation. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a curriculum that has been sponsored by the Norwalk...
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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