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. program returns to Hanover Area

D.A.R.E. program returns to Hanover Area

From The Citizens’ Voice

Hanover Memorial Elementary School held an event Thursday to mark the return of the D.A.R.E. program for fifth grade students. Officer Stephanie Velazquez of Philadelphia, one the program’s lead mentors, attended and joined some of the…

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Student becomes D.A.R.E. teacher

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Old Lyme resurrects drug prevention program for children
Meriden — At the Connecticut State Police Training Academy last week, Officer Stephen Hackett of the Old Lyme Police Department stood in front of a group of law enforcement colleagues who were playing the role…

D.A.R.E. Returns to Conway, Missouri

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The Conway Elementary School D.A.R.E. Graduation was held on January 25, 2024. Fifty-seven students successfully completed the program. Deputy Jesse Sherrer of the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office did a great job teaching them good decision-making skills to help his...

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