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.

Stafford County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Virtual Graduation

Stafford County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Virtual Graduation

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office conducted virtual D.A.R.E. lessons last fall and it has been a success! They could not hold a formal graduation ceremony like they have always done at each school, so the Sheriff’s Office made a video for the schools to show on the day their teacher sends home the graduates’ certificates…

KARE Donation to Women In Distress

KARE Donation to Women In Distress

"Thanks to you, Sarah* and her 6-year old son, Grant*, will be provided with the essential items necessary to move forward and rebuild their lives. Thank you for your contribution of 1400 Hygiene Kits. For more than 46 years, generous supporters like you have helped...

Etowah County Sheriff’s Office Hosts D.A.R.E. Training Conference

Etowah County Sheriff’s Office Hosts D.A.R.E. Training Conference

The officers of the Etowah County's School Resource Officers Division pose with Sheriff Jonathon Horton and Etowah County Schools Superintendent Alan Cosby. The ECSO, the Etowah County School System and the Etowah County Commission share the costs of providing SROs in...

Munster Police Honor D.A.R.E. Graduates

Munster Police Honor D.A.R.E. Graduates

The Munster Police Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program has been presented to Munster students for over thirty years. The police department recently honored this semester’s approximately 275 D.A.R.E. graduates at Eads Elementary School…

170 Graduate from D.A.R.E.

170 Graduate from D.A.R.E.

Skaha Lake Middle School Grade 6 student Kai Godfrey presented his D.A.R.E. essay to parents, teachers and his entire grade Wednesday morning at the D.A.R.E. graduation. Approximately 170 Skaha Lake Middle School students graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance...

Sixth-Graders Complete D.A.R.E. Program

Sixth-Graders Complete D.A.R.E. Program

Drug Abuse Resistance Education officers Gary Warner, Department of the Army Police, and Spc. Rachel Ingram, 500th Military Police Detachment, Special Troops Battalion, listen to MacArthur Elementary School sixth-grader Michelle Dillard read her D.A.R.E. essay during...

D.A.R.E. Graduates: 149 Watford City 5th Graders Make History

D.A.R.E. Graduates: 149 Watford City 5th Graders Make History

149 Watford City fifth-graders made history Thursday. After 15 weeks, they are the first class to graduate from its D.A.R.E. program. “I’m really proud of the 149 kids we had graduate today,” said Sgt. Jeffrey Jensen, school resource officer. This program might be a...

30th Annual D.A.R.E. Culmination Celebrated at Corpus Christi School

30th Annual D.A.R.E. Culmination Celebrated at Corpus Christi School

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Fifth-graders at Corpus Christi School have been participating in D.A.R.E., a once-a-week anti-drug program led by Det. Sgt. Alan Baker over the past school year. The annual program finished with the culmination, or graduation on…

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