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Collier County Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Vila teaches D.A.R.E. to deputies from around the state at the Lake County sheriff's training academy in Tavares (Jason Ruiter/Orlando Sentinel). A law officer practicing a drug-education awareness course for elementary...
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Mothers and others who oppose marijuana legalization in Oregon talk to reporters. (Gosia Wozniacka / Associated Press). With pot sold openly to any adult who wants it in Colorado and Washington state, marijuana advocates were hoping restrictions in other states...
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State D.A.R.E. Contacts
State D.A.R.E. Coordinator
Phone: (850) 410-7567
Cell: (850) 274-4213
State D.A.R.E. Analyst
Phone: (850) 410-7567
State D.A.R.E. Officers Association President
Corporal Ken Vila
Phone: (239) 253-5285
State D.A.R.E. Officers Association Secretary
Officer Nancy Thigpen
Phone: (904) 278-3007
State D.A.R.E. Officers Association Treasurer
Deputy Keith Murrish
State D.A.R.E. Officers Association Sergeant At Arms
Sergeant Mark Roberts
Cell: (863) 634.1430
Office: (863) 763.3117
State D.A.R.E. Officers Association Newsletter & Website Chairperson
Major Amy Schmidt
Phone: (850) 488-6068
Jennifer Kallstrom, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from Florida
Florida Local D.A.R.E. Websites
- Cape Coral Police Department
- Collier County Sheriff’s Office
- Crime Stoppers of Marion County, Inc.
- Deland Police Department
- Florida D.A.R.E. Officers Association
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement
- Gulf County Sheriff’s Office
- Hardee County Sheriff’s Office
- Highlands County Sheriff’s Office
- Lake Mary Police Department
- Manatee Elementary School
- Marion County Sheriff’s Office
- Ocala Police Department
- Orange County Sheriff’s Office
- Palm Beach Gardens Police Department
- Port Richey Police Department
- Sanford Police Department
- Sarasota Police Department
- Vero Beach Police Department
- Winter Haven Police Department