The Florida Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program graduated 27 sworn officers from 12 law enforcement agencies last week. FDLE is the state coordinator for D.A.R.E. and members Inspector David Bullard and Research and Training Specialist Lee Herring run the program.

This year’s 80-hour training was held in Fort Lauderdale with the following agencies in attendance: Marion, Lake, Madison, Lowndes (Georgia) county sheriffs’ offices, and Margate, Doral, Coral Gables, Coconut Creek, Ocala, Ormond Beach, Key Biscayne and Port Orange police departments.

FDLE has served as the state coordinator for D.A.R.E. since 1988. It is a statewide program that is administered throughout Florida’s schools. Although it has undergone revisions over its 35-year history, D.A.R.E. continues to be a law enforcement officer-led series of classroom lessons that teach children from kindergarten through high school how to make good decisions and wise choices. The curricula cover a wide range of risks, including drug use, that children face daily and encourage them to lead a positive lifestyle.

D.A.R.E. Day Celebrates 350 Students’ Success

D.A.R.E. Day Celebrates 350 Students’ Success

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (D.A.R.E.) teaches students the importance of drug resistance education and decision-making skills. The D.A.R.E. is a 10-week-long program that prepares elementary and middle school students to be...

Drug Abuse Program Making its Way Back into Lea Schools

Drug Abuse Program Making its Way Back into Lea Schools

Twenty-four Tatum elementary school students graduated in April from the Lea County Sheriff’s Office’s first Drug Abuse Resistance Education program and fifth grader Lilianna Rojas won first place for the essay portion of the course. According to LCSO Corporal Travis...

D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Board installed in Village of Palmetto Bay

D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Board installed in Village of Palmetto Bay

A D.A.R.E. essay winner board was installed this year in the Village of Palmetto Bay. The project was the brainchild of Officer Peter Judge and was executed by Officers Judge, Kevin Collins, and Mercy Rodriguez. The three schools that participated in the installation...

School Drug Prevention Program Celebrates 1st Graduation In 14 Years

School Drug Prevention Program Celebrates 1st Graduation In 14 Years

The Southampton Police Department held a D.A.R.E. graduation at Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School Thursday — the first time Southampton Town has graduated a class in 14 years, according to Lt. Susan Ralph. Sixth graders who participated in the Drug Abuse Resistance…

Minnesota D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class #50

Minnesota D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class #50

Stillwater, MN—Minnesota D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) welcomed 16 law enforcement candidates into Minnesota D.A.R.E. Class #50 on Monday, April 4, 2022. The intensive two-week training was hosted by the Minnesota D.A.R.E. and the Washington County...

Radney Elementary School Graduates 200 Students from D.A.R.E.

Radney Elementary School Graduates 200 Students from D.A.R.E.

This past Wednesday, March 23, Radney Elementary School held a special graduation ceremony for over 200 students enrolled in the school's D.A.R.E program. The D.A.R.E. program has been taught to grades K-12 in Alexander City schools since 1990 and is a 10-week...

ProERD Mentor Officer Graduation

ProERD Mentor Officer Graduation

Photos from the Mentor Officer Training that was just completed the week of March 7-11, 2022 in the state of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. Lt. Col. Cilone presided as facilitator along with six mentors and an educator. In addition, 34 Mentee candidates completed the course and were certified on graduation day.

Ingomar D.A.R.E. Class Graduates

Ingomar D.A.R.E. Class Graduates

Ingomar's 5th graders graduated from the D.A.R.E. Program sponsored by the Union County Sherriff's Department this past week. In the class, Deputy Tressa Hester educates the students on making decisions and the effects they can have on them as well as the people...

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