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. “More Than Sad” Teen Suicide Lesson Helps Save Students Lives

D.A.R.E. “More Than Sad” Teen Suicide Lesson Helps Save Students Lives

In response to a fast growing crisis of teen suicide ideation, attempts and tragic deaths, D.A.R.E. America partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to adapt the Foundation’s “More Than Sad” mental health lesson for presentation to middle school and high school students.

How Important Is D.A.R.E.? – Officers Meet For Annual Training

How Important Is D.A.R.E.? – Officers Meet For Annual Training

“It’s really hard when you see someone that you know going down a bad path.” “There’s a lot of issues that confront these children today.”

“We’re a prevention program, prevent things from happening,” says Rafael Morales, the North Central Regional Director of D.A.R.E.

You probably remember yourself – or your kids– learning about ‘D.A.R.E.’ in school.

Canadian D.A.R.E. Officer Goes “Above and Beyond”

Canadian D.A.R.E. Officer Goes “Above and Beyond”

Constable Liz Newton, who conducted her D.A.R.E. classes virtually, recently held a drive-thru graduation ceremony at a municipal recreation centre parking lot, due to current COVID restrictions. One of her students, Mark, who was unable to attend, due to not being...

Conroe ISD Hosts D.A.R.E Training for Law Enforcement

Conroe ISD Hosts D.A.R.E Training for Law Enforcement

After two weeks of training, 11 Conroe ISD police officers graduated from the D.A.R.E. training program for law enforcement. The district hosted both the training and a graduation ceremony for the 20 officers who participated in the program…

Haughton Elementary Student Wins Parish-Wide D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

Haughton Elementary Student Wins Parish-Wide D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

A 5th grader from Haughton Elementary School bested some 2,000 other students who graduated from the D.A.R.E. program here in Bossier Parish to have her essay be named, “D.A.R.E. Essay of the Year.” Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington presented Saylor White with...

Big Island Students Complete D.A.R.E. Program

Big Island Students Complete D.A.R.E. Program

Students across Big Island public schools were recognized in a celebration after completing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Throughout the 2020-21 school year, School Resource Officers were able to provide 10 D.A.R.E. lessons while complying…

D.A.R.E. Graduation 2021 at Crichton Elementary in Quinwood, WV

D.A.R.E. Graduation 2021 at Crichton Elementary in Quinwood, WV

"With Covid restrictions affecting our school system this year, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to offer D.A.R.E. Remote to our students at Crichton. Congratulations to D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Mikah Burke, and Runner-Up LillyJane Elkins. Thank you to...

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