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OFFICER TRAINING & CONFERENCE CALENDARS

D.A.R.E. Officers undergo an unparalleled and rigorous 80-hour training course conducted by mentors with many years of experience in the classroom and university-level educators. Advanced and other specialized training courses are also presented at state and International conferences.

DOT and MOT OFFICER TRAININGS

D.A.R.E. Training Schedule

DATES STATE/LOCATION CONTACT PERSON PHONE EMAIL
Jan 7 – 18, 2019 Connecticut DOT Trooper Kate Cummings (203) 427-1030 katharine.cummings@ct.gov
Jan 14 – 25, 2019 Oregon DOT
This DOT class is FULL
Dennis Osborn (424) 227-2346 dennis.osborn@dare.org
Jan 14 – 25, 2019 New York DOT John Nedza (315) 515-8158 jwjn357@aol.com
Jan 28 – Feb 7, 2019 Mississippi / Alabama DOT Lt. Sheri Hall (MS) (662) 680-6037 /
(662) 871-4807
mississippidare@gmail.com
Cpl. Kofee Anderson (AL) (334) 850-4540 kofeeanderson@mc-ala.org
Jan 28 – Feb 8, 2019 Minnesota DOT Taylor Kristoffe-Jones (651) 793-2618 Taylor.Kristoffe.Jones@state.mn.us
Feb 4 – 15, 2019 New Mexico DOT Dennis Osborn (424) 227-2346 Dennis.Osborn@dare.org
Feb 18 – Mar 1, 2019 Illinois DOT
This DOT class is FULL
Kim Giugler (815) 725-1460 kgiugler@vil.shorewood.il.us
Mar 25, 2019 New England DOT
(In-Service Training)
TFC Richard J Perreault III (Detective) (603) 223-3856
(603) 419-8011
Richard.perreault@dos.nh.gov
Apr 22 – May 3, 2019 New Jersey DOT
This DOT class is FULL
Jack Bennett (908) 200-0631 jackbennett@dare.org
Apr 23 – May 3, 2019 Canada DOT Harry Lawrenson (705) 434-1939 info@dare.ca
May 13 – 24, 2019 Connecticut DOT Trooper Kate Cummings (203) 427-1030 katharine.cummings@ct.gov
May 20 – 30, 2019 Alabama/Mississippi DOT
This DOT class is FULL
Kofee Anderson (AL) (334) 850-4540 kofeeanderson@mc-ala.org
Sheri Hall (MS) (662) 871-4807 mississippidare@gmail.com
June 9 – 21, 2019 Indiana DOT Joan Ward (317) 816-1615 jward@dareindiana.org
June 10 – 21, 2019 Virginia DOT Rob Hefner (540) 718-3678 rhefner@culpepercounty.gov
June 10 – 21, 2019 South Dakota DOT Waylon Eckert (605) 773-6741 waylon.eckert@state.sd.us
July 14 – 26, 2019 South Carolina DOT
This DOT class is FULL
Deputy Thomas Reupke (803) 309-1619 scdare@rcsd.net
July 15 – 26, 2019 Florida DOT Lindsey Fletcher (850) 410-7567 or (850) 274-4213 LindseyFletcher@fdle.state.fl.us
July 15 – 26, 2019 Oklahoma DOT Kenneth Brodrick (918) 678-6368 kbrodrick@wntpd.com
July 21 – Aug 2, 2019 Tennessee DOT
This DOT class is FULL
Scott Staggs (615) 232-2912 scott.staggs@tn.gov
July 28 – Aug 9, 2019 North Carolina DOT
This DOT class is FULL
Captain Mike Adkins (336) 514-1563 madkins@ncdare.org
July 29 – Aug 9, 2019 Utah DOT Tibby Milne (801) 557-4445 tibbyuccp@aol.com
July 30 – Aug 1, 2019 Virginia In-Service Training & School Safety Training Forum Visit the event page on the Virginia DCJS website for more information
Aug 4-16, 2019 Georgia DOT Darlene Crider (706) 277-5356 dcrider@whitfieldcountyga.com
Sep 8 – 20, 2019 Maryland DOT Claude J. Nelson (410) 875-3426 claude.nelson@maryland.gov
Sep 8 – 20, 2019 Iowa DOT Terry Dehmlow (319) 269-4104 iacop2@mchsi.com
Sep 9 – 20, 2019 California DOT Dennis Osborn (424) 227-2346 Dennis.Osborn@dare.org
Sep 9 – 20, 2019 Kentucky DOT Kevin Grimes (859) 621-0476 kevin.grimes@nicholasville.org
Sep 15 – 27, 2019 Missouri DOT Sheldon Lineback (573) 636-5444 slineback@mopca.com
Sep 22 – Oct 4, 2019 Ohio DOT Monica Miller (614) 761-9498 monica.miller@oacp.org
Sep 23 – Oct 4, 2019 Canada DOT Harry Lawrenson (705) 434-1939 info@dare.ca
Oct 7 – 18, 2019 Virginia DOT Rob Hefner (540) 718-3678 rhefner@culpepercounty.gov
Oct 14 – 18, 2019 Mentor Officer Training
Registration is now open
Lucia Campbell (310) 215-0575
(800) 223-DARE
lucia.campbell@dare.org
Nov 4 – 15, 2019 New Jersey DOT Jack Bennett (908) 200-0631 jackbennett@dare.org
Dec 2 – 13, 2019 New Hampshire / New England DOT TFC Richard J Perreault III (Detective) (603) 223-3856 Richard.perreault@dos.nh.gov
Dec 8 – 20, 2019 Tennessee DOT Scott Staggs (615) 232-2912 scott.staggs@tn.gov

Trainings By Month

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New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019
New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Somerville Elks Lodge
Apr 22 – May 3 all-day
New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Somerville Elks Lodge | New Jersey | United States
This DOT class is FULL.
Canada D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019
Canada D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Ontario Police College
Apr 23 – May 3 all-day
Canada D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Ontario Police College
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Connecticut D.A.R.E. Officer Training May 2019
Connecticut D.A.R.E. Officer Training May 2019 @ Connecticut State Police Training Academy
May 13 – May 24 all-day
Connecticut D.A.R.E. Officer Training May 2019 @ Connecticut State Police Training Academy
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[...]
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Alabama/Mississippi Joint D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019
Alabama/Mississippi Joint D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Montgomery
May 20 – May 30 all-day
Alabama/Mississippi Joint D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Montgomery
This DOT class is FULL. *$1,499 fee INCLUDES all lodging, lunches, materials, supplies, registration, and training. Alabama contact: Kofee Anderson, (334) 850-4540, kofeeanderson@mc-ala.org Mississippi contact: Sheri Hall, (662) 871-4807, mississippidare@gmail.com
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Trainings By State

To view by training type, click on Training Type and then select the type from the dropdown. To undo the selection, click the “x” to the left of Training Type.

To view by state/location, click on State / Location and then select the state or location from the dropdown. To undo the selection, click the “x” to the left of State / Location.

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Connecticut D.A.R.E. Officer Training May 2019 @ Connecticut State Police Training Academy
May 13 – May 24 all-day
Connecticut D.A.R.E. Officer Training May 2019 @ Connecticut State Police Training Academy

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.

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Alabama/Mississippi Joint D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Montgomery
May 20 – May 30 all-day
Alabama/Mississippi Joint D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Montgomery

This DOT class is FULL.

*$1,499 fee INCLUDES all lodging, lunches, materials, supplies, registration, and training.

Alabama contact: Kofee Anderson, (334) 850-4540, kofeeanderson@mc-ala.org

Mississippi contact: Sheri Hall, (662) 871-4807, mississippidare@gmail.com

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Indiana D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019
Jun 9 – Jun 21 all-day
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South Dakota D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019
Jun 10 – Jun 21 all-day
Virginia D.A.R.E. Officer Training June 2019 @ Culpeper
Jun 10 – Jun 21 all-day
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Illinois D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria
Jun 11 – Jun 14 all-day
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D.A.R.E. International Training Conference 2019 @ Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
Jun 25 – Jun 27 all-day
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Texas D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019
Jul 9 – Jul 11 all-day
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Iowa D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ Holiday Inn Dubuque
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day
Iowa D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ Holiday Inn Dubuque

You may also contact Gary Bellinghausen, Treasurer, Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers Association, gbellinghausen@ci.carroll.ia.us

South Carolina D.A.R.E. Officer Training July 2019 @ Columbia, SC
Jul 14 – Jul 26 all-day
South Carolina D.A.R.E. Officer Training July 2019 @ Columbia, SC

This DOT class is FULL

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Florida D.A.R.E. Officer Training July 2019 @ Marion County Sheriff's Office
Jul 15 – Jul 26 all-day
Oklahoma D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Wyndham Garden Oklahoma City Airport
Jul 15 – Jul 26 all-day
Oklahoma D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Wyndham Garden Oklahoma City Airport | Oklahoma City | Oklahoma | United States

The Oklahoma D.A.R.E. Officer Training seminar is scheduled for July 15-26, 2019.

The training will be held at the ​​Wyndham Garden Hotel Oklahoma City Airport, located at 2101 S. Meridian, OKC, OK 73108.

Once you have completed this training you will be able to teach:

  • D.A.R.E. Program in Kindergarten through 4th grade, 5th and 6th grade
  • The New Jr. High Program Keeping It Real.

Since this is an intense two-week training, we require that all participants stay at the hotel if you are more than 40 miles from the training site. The seminar will require many out-of-classroom hours for preparation. All classroom sessions are mandatory for certification.

Registration Options (prices are per person)

Shared Room
Registration is $600 and includes hotel accommodations with a roommate of the same gender for 10 nights, with breakfast buffet each morning.

Private Room (Weekend check-out)
Registration fee of $1,200 includes hotel accommodations with no roommate for 10 nights with breakfast buffet each morning.

Private Room (With weekend)
Registration fee of $1,300 includes hotel accommodations with no roommate for 12 nights and breakfast buffet each morning.

Meals and transportation are each agency’s responsibility.

Applicants must be full-time commissioned/sworn officers with at least two years of law-enforcement experience. If you have less than two years’ experience, you will have to apply for a waiver. Please read the attached seminar information sheet before selecting your D.A.R.E. Officer applicant. The forms must be completed and returned as soon as possible. The slots available for this training are on a first come first serve basis.

Complete the following on the application form:

  1. Application Form (sign & return)
  2. Agency Commitment Form (sign & return)
  3. Law Enforcement/School Commitment Form (sign & return)
  4. Seminar Information Sheet (Agency head & applicant read)
  5. Inter-Regional Request for Training Form

PRINT APPLICATION FORM

PRINT W-9 FORM

You may e-mail the application to okdaretraining@gmail.com or mail them to:

Lori Swanson
Oklahoma State DARE
P.O. Box 10313
Midwest City, OK 73140

Once your application has been processed, you will be provided with instructions on how to pay.

Out-of-state applicants only:

The State Coordinator in your state will need to sign off on the Inter-Regional before you can be accepted into the training.

Because our requests for training far exceed the number of officers we can train, your slot cannot be guaranteed until we receive your application and purchase order/check. Please return the application and above forms immediately.

PRINT INTER/INTRA REGIONAL REQUEST FOR TRAINING FORM

If you have any questions or if I can be of any further assistance, you may contact Ken Brodrick at 918-678-6368 or by e-mail at kbrodrick@wntpd.com.

State Conferences

2019 STATE CITY CONTACT PERSON PHONE EMAIL
April 16 – 18, 2019 Maryland Ocean City Claude J. Nelson (410) 875-3426 claude.nelson@maryland.gov
June 11 – 14, 2019 Illinois East Peoria Kim Giugler (815) 725-1460 kgiugler@vil.shorewood.il.us
July 9 – 11, 2019 Texas Granbury Tim Barlow (210) 262-4527 timothy.barlow@bexar.org
July 14 – 16, 2019 Iowa Dubuque Rick Fullmer – President, Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers Association rfullmer@cityofdubuque.org
Gary Bellinghausen – Treasurer, Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers Association gbellinghausen@ci.carroll.ia.us
July 22 – 24, 2019 Wisconsin Minocqua Chris Neuville (920) 746-2560 cneuville@co.door.wi.us
July 22 – 26, 2019 Missouri Kansas City Christine Eddleman (816) 591-0208 or (816) 380-8315 christine.eddleman@cassmosheriff.org
 
 
 
 
 
 

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