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D.A.R.E. University

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
This DOT class is FULL
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 Kim Hawkes (573) 636-5444 slindsey@mopca.com
(424) 227-0821 kim.hawkes@dare.org
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
This MOT class is FULL
Lucia Campbell (310) 215-0575
(800) 223-DARE
lucia.campbell@dare.org
Oct 18, 2019 NYSDOA One-Day Symposium “LE and Schools Working Together for Kids” Karen Simon (315) 719-3349 nysdoa@yahoo.com
Nov 4 – 15, 2019 New Jersey DOT Jack Bennett (908) 200-0631 jackbennett@dare.org
Nov 4 – 15, 2019 Texas DOT Kim Hawkes (424) 227-0821 kim.hawkes@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
Jan 13 – 24, 2020 Oregon DOT Dennis Osborn (424) 227-2346 Dennis.Osborn@dare.org
Jan 20 – 31, 2020 New York DOT Michael Roden (315) 730-2182 nysdoa@yahoo.com or mroden175@gmail.com
Jan 27, 2020 New York Annual Update Training Michael Roden (315) 730-2182 nysdoa@yahoo.com or mroden175@gmail.com
Jan 27 – Feb 7, 2020 Minnesota DOT Taylor Kristoffe-Jones, M.Ed. (651) 793-2618 Taylor.Kristoffe.Jones@state.mn.us
Feb 3 – 20, 2020 New Mexico DOT Dennis Osborn (424) 227-2346 Dennis.Osborn@dare.org
Feb 17 – 28, 2020 Illinois DOT Kim Giugler (815) 725-1460 kgiugler@vil.shorewood.il.us

Trainings By Month

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California D.A.R.E. Officer Training September 2019
California D.A.R.E. Officer Training September 2019 @ Napa County Sheriff’s Office
Sep 9 – Sep 20 all-day
California D.A.R.E. Officer Training September 2019 @ Napa County Sheriff’s Office
This DOT class is FULL. This is the initial two-week, 80-hour course for all Uniformed Law Enforcement and School Resource Officers who need to be certified to teach the new D.A.R.E. program known as keepin’[...]
Kentucky D.A.R.E. Officer Training September 2019
Kentucky D.A.R.E. Officer Training September 2019 @ Trooper Island Camp
Sep 9 – Sep 20 all-day
Kentucky D.A.R.E. Officer Training September 2019 @ Trooper Island Camp
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Missouri D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019
Missouri D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Jefferson City, MO
Sep 15 – Sep 27 all-day
Missouri D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Jefferson City, MO | Jefferson City | Missouri | United States
Alternate Email Address: slindsey@mopca.com Alternate Telephone Number: (573) 636-5444 
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Canada D.A.R.E. Officer Training Fall 2019
Canada D.A.R.E. Officer Training Fall 2019 @ Royal Canadian Mounted Police Newfoundland & Labrador Headquarters (B Division)
Sep 23 – Oct 4 all-day
Canada D.A.R.E. Officer Training Fall 2019 @ Royal Canadian Mounted Police Newfoundland & Labrador Headquarters (B Division)

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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.

Sep
8
Sun
2019
Iowa D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Camp Dodge
Sep 8 – Sep 20 all-day
Maryland D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019
Sep 8 – Sep 20 all-day
Sep
9
Mon
2019
California D.A.R.E. Officer Training September 2019 @ Napa County Sheriff’s Office
Sep 9 – Sep 20 all-day
California D.A.R.E. Officer Training September 2019 @ Napa County Sheriff’s Office

This DOT class is FULL.

This is the initial two-week, 80-hour course for all Uniformed Law Enforcement and School Resource Officers who need to be certified to teach the new D.A.R.E. program known as keepin’ it REAL!

This training is TUITION FREE!. All Instructor Materials, Free!

D.A.R.E. America has contracted with the Fairfield Inn American Canyon at 3800 Broadway HWY 29 American Canyon, CA 94503. The federal per diem lodging rate is $214.00. The Fairfield Inn has graciously offered us an amazing price for the area of $119.00 + tax. Total per night would be $135.89. This includes breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi. If you would like to stay at the host hotel, they have blocked rooms for this training event. When you call (707) 643-3800 for your reservations mention “DARE TRAINING” to receive the pricing. You must make your room reservation by August 15th, 2019 to receive this price!

The Napa County Sheriff’s Department and D.A.R.E. America have partnered to provide this training. It is the most affordable training option available for your agency. Please do not wait to register for this class as space is limited.

Kentucky D.A.R.E. Officer Training September 2019 @ Trooper Island Camp
Sep 9 – Sep 20 all-day
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15
Sun
2019
Missouri D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Jefferson City, MO
Sep 15 – Sep 27 all-day
Missouri D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Jefferson City, MO | Jefferson City | Missouri | United States

Alternate Email Address: slindsey@mopca.com
Alternate Telephone Number: (573) 636-5444

Sep
22
Sun
2019
Ohio D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Crowne Plaza Columbus
Sep 22 – Oct 4 all-day
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23
Mon
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Canada D.A.R.E. Officer Training Fall 2019 @ Royal Canadian Mounted Police Newfoundland & Labrador Headquarters (B Division)
Sep 23 – Oct 4 all-day
Canada D.A.R.E. Officer Training Fall 2019 @ Royal Canadian Mounted Police Newfoundland & Labrador Headquarters (B Division)

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7
Mon
2019
Virginia D.A.R.E. Officer Training October 2019 @ Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
Oct 7 – Oct 18 all-day
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14
Mon
2019
D.A.R.E. Mentor Officer Training 2019 @ Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
D.A.R.E. Mentor Officer Training 2019 @ Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

This MOT class is FULL

Oct
18
Fri
2019
NYSDOA One-Day Symposium “LE and Schools Working Together for Kids” @ Geneva, NY
Oct 18 all-day
NYSDOA One-Day Symposium “LE and Schools Working Together for Kids” @ Geneva, NY

Presenter: Susan Broderick, Founder and CEO of Building Bridges to Recovery, Former Associate Research Professor at Georgetown University, Former Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan DA’s Office

Nov
4
Mon
2019
New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Somerville Elks Lodge
Nov 4 – Nov 15 all-day
Texas D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ New Braunfels
Nov 4 – Nov 15 all-day

TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

WHAT:
D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT)
WHEN:
Monday, November 4, 2019 to Friday, November 15, 2019
WHERE:
Church Hill Middle School
1275 I-35 Business Loop
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
WHO:
This is the initial two-week, 80 hour course for all Uniformed Law Enforcement and School Resource Officers who need to be certified to teach the new D.A.R.E. program known as keepin’ it REAL!
COST:
This training is TUITION FREE! All Instructor Materials, Free!
LODGING:
D.A.R.E. America has contracted with the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 1465 IH 35 N, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. The federal per diem rate of $94.00 has been granted by the Fairfield Inn and this includes breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi. With tax and fees the total is $106.22 a night. If you would like to stay at the host hotel, they have blocked rooms for this training event. When you call for your reservations (phone number (830) 626-3133) mention “DARE America” rate to receive the pricing. Reservations must be made prior to October 20th, 2019 to receive this rate.
CONTACT:
For more information or to register please contact:
Kim Hawkes
Central Region Director for D.A.R.E. America
Email: kim.hawkes@dare.org
Phone: (424) 227-0821

The Comal County Sheriff’s Office and D.A.R.E. America have partnered to provide this training. It is the most affordable training option available for your agency. Please do not wait to register for this class as space is limited. Don’t forget to contact Kim Hawkes for a registration application A.S.A.P.

Thank you,
Kim Hawkes

TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

WHAT:
D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT)
WHEN:
Monday, November 4, 2019 to Friday, November 15, 2019
WHERE:
Church Hill Middle School
1275 I-35 Business Loop
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
WHO:
This is the initial two-week, 80 hour course for all Uniformed Law Enforcement and School Resource Officers who need to be certified to teach the new D.A.R.E. program known as keepin’ it REAL!
COST:
This training is TUITION FREE! All Instructor Materials, Free!
LODGING:
D.A.R.E. America has contracted with the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 1465 IH 35 N, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. The federal per diem rate of $94.00 has been granted by the Fairfield Inn and this includes breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi. With tax and fees the total is $106.22 a night. If you would like to stay at the host hotel, they have blocked rooms for this training event. When you call for your reservations (phone number (830) 626-3133) mention “DARE America” rate to receive the pricing. Reservations must be made prior to October 20th, 2019 to receive this rate.
CONTACT:
For more information or to register please contact:
Kim Hawkes
Central Region Director for D.A.R.E. America
Email: kim.hawkes@dare.org
Phone: (424) 227-0821

The Comal County Sheriff’s Office and D.A.R.E. America have partnered to provide this training. It is the most affordable training option available for your agency. Please do not wait to register for this class as space is limited. Don’t forget to contact Kim Hawkes for a registration application A.S.A.P.

Thank you,
Kim Hawkes

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

Copyright 2019 D.A.R.E. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2019 D.A.R.E. All Rights Reserved.