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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
Jan 6 – 16, 2020 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
Feb 17 – 28, 2020 Illinois DOT Kim Giugler (815) 725-1460 kgiugler@vil.shorewood.il.us

Trainings By Month

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Iowa D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019
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
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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Alabama/Mississippi D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019
Alabama/Mississippi D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Community Center
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day
Alabama/Mississippi D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Community Center
Florida D.A.R.E. Officer Training July 2019
Florida D.A.R.E. Officer Training July 2019 @ Marion County Sheriff's Office
Jul 15 – Jul 26 all-day
Florida D.A.R.E. Officer Training July 2019 @ Marion County Sheriff's Office | Ocala | Florida | United States
Oklahoma D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019
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[...]
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Missouri D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019
Missouri D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ Kansas City, MO
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day
Missouri D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ Kansas City, MO
Wisconsin D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019
Wisconsin D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ The Waters of Minocqua
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day
Wisconsin D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ The Waters of Minocqua
Download the Registration Form Download the Conference Agenda
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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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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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Alabama/Mississippi D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Community Center
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day
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.

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Tennessee D.A.R.E. Officer Training July-August 2019 @ Cookeville
Jul 21 – Aug 2 all-day
Tennessee D.A.R.E. Officer Training July-August 2019 @ Cookeville

This DOT class is FULL

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Missouri D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ Kansas City, MO
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day
Wisconsin D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ The Waters of Minocqua
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day
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Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association Conference 2019
Jul 23 – Jul 26 all-day
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North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Salemburg, NC
Jul 28 – Aug 9 all-day
North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Salemburg, NC

This DOT class is FULL

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Utah D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019
Jul 29 – Aug 9 all-day
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New Mexico State D.A.R.E. Conference 2019 @ Lifts West
Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day
Virginia D.A.R.E. In-Service Training & 2019 School Safety Training Forum @ Hampton Roads Convention Center
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day

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 10 – 15, 2019 South Carolina Myrtle Beach Deputy Thomas Reupke (803) 309-1619 scdare@rcsd.net
June 11 – 14, 2019 Illinois East Peoria Kim Giugler (815) 725-1460 kgiugler@vil.shorewood.il.us
June 17 – 21, 2019 Georgia Statesboro Gary Moore (706) 362-0899
June 24 – 28, 2019 North Carolina Atlantic Beach Mike Adkins (336) 514-1563 madkins@ncdare.com
July 8 – 12, 2019 Tennessee Gatlinburg Scott Staggs (615) 804-0349 scott.staggs@tn.gov
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
July 23 – 26, 2019 Louisiana Lake Charles Randy Aguilard (225) 239-7846
July 30 – Aug 1, 2019 Virginia Hampton Rob Hefner (540) 798-6471 rhefner@culpepercounty.gov
July 30 – Aug 2, 2019 New Mexico Red River Lt. Joy Wiitala (575) 635-5312 jwiitala@las-cruces.org
Aug 12 – Aug 14, 2019 Minnesota Walker Angela Borchardt
(651) 295-7217
angela.borchardt@mspmac.org

The 33rd D.A.R.E. International Conference will be held on July 6-9, 2020 at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancún, Mexico

 
 
 
 
 
 

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