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.

Lafayette County’s D.A.R.E. Program Graduates 225 Students

Lafayette County’s D.A.R.E. Program Graduates 225 Students

Lafayette’s D.A.R.E. program graduated 225 students recently. The D.A.R.E. program taught by Lafayette County deputies is a 10-week course that focuses on how students can make responsible decisions when it comes to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, bullying and peer pressure.

Sheriff Danny Diggs Honored for Years of Service to D.A.R.E.

Sheriff Danny Diggs Honored for Years of Service to D.A.R.E.

On December 14, 2022, Sheriff Danny Diggs attended his last D.A.R.E. Graduation as Sheriff of York County and the City of Poquoson, Virginia at Yorktown Elementary School. Over the past 23 years Sheriff Diggs has attended dozens upon dozens of graduations and has...

18 Students Graduate The Calverton School D.A.R.E. Program!

18 Students Graduate The Calverton School D.A.R.E. Program!

Students at The Calverton School celebrated their D.A.R.E. graduation on November 11, 2002, culminating a 10-week long program that the fifth-graders completed in the semester. The course has been taught in the Huntingtown, Maryland school for more than 12 years....

Police Officers Graduate From D.A.R.E Programme

Police Officers Graduate From D.A.R.E Programme

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force witnessed 17 of its officers graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) programme on Friday, October 28th, 2022. The programme was administered by certified instructors of the D.A.R.E International and...

PROERD Mentor Officer Training – Santa Catarina, Brazil

PROERD Mentor Officer Training – Santa Catarina, Brazil

The training of PROERD/D.A.R.E. Mentors has commenced this Monday, October 17th, 2022. It is being conducted by the PROERD/D.A.R.E. Training Center of the Military Police of the State of Santa Catarina, South Brazil. In all, 36 PROERD instructors are currently in the...

The 42nd D.A.R.E. Officer Training in Iowa

The 42nd D.A.R.E. Officer Training in Iowa

On September 18-29, 2022, officers from the states of Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska & Wisconsin gathered to attend Iowa’s 42nd D.A.R.E. Officer Training. The training was held in Johnston, Iowa at the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center…

Ohio D.A.R.E. Class #75 Welcomes 24 New D.A.R.E. Officers

Ohio D.A.R.E. Class #75 Welcomes 24 New D.A.R.E. Officers

Ohio D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) welcomed 24 newly certified D.A.R.E. officers from the 75th class trained in Ohio. These officers recently completed their two weeks of training conducted by Ohio D.A.R.E. The officers are trained in K – 4th Grade,...

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