Even before singer Michelle Forman had musical aspirations, the Miami native knew she wanted to help others. "Since I was a girl I felt I was supposed to do something bigger than me," the longtime vocalist of Afro-Latin fusion band Suenalo said. "I was always...
More from Hometown Florida
144 Sallie Jones Elementary School students graduated from the 10-week Drug Awareness Resistance Training program, led by school resource officer Joe Angelini...
MINNEOLA — About 200 Grassy Lake Elementary fifth graders on Wednesday became the first class to graduate from the Sheriff’s Office’s D.A.R.E. program in six years. Sheriff Peyton Grinnell said the program used to draw 6,000 students a year before it was cut for...
Fifth graders at Miami Trace Elementary School celebrated their graduation from D.A.R.E. on Wednesday. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The purpose of the program is to help kids gain the awareness and skills to avoid involvement with drugs...
Sheriff Kevin crews is bringing back the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to Washington County schools.
The program hasn't been taught in Washington County since 2007.
The course was offered to fifth graders at Vernon Elementary School and Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley.
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...
It was said, “Anyone who knew her couldn’t be in the same room with her and not be happy, and anyone in the room who didn’t know her soon would.” Monica Sauls, having served the Highlands County Sheriff Office (FL) for 41 years, retired in 2012. Monica devoted most...
TAVARES — The anti-drug program D.A.R.E. is preparing to make a comeback in Lake County schools after years on the sidelines because of budget cuts. Deputies from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office started going through an 80-hour training class on Monday for the...
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- In this season of giving, a Collier County boy is getting the most meaningful gift of all, independence. The 10-year-old was using a broken wheelchair because insurance wouldn’t pay for a new one. But now, thanks to the generous hearts and...
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...
Southeast Regional Director
Phone: (424) 227-2520
Email: Danny Talley
State D.A.R.E. Contacts
State D.A.R.E. Coordinator
Phone: (850) 410-8281
Mail: P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302
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
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
Copyright © 2020 D.A.R.E. America. All Rights Reserved.
Copyright © 2020 D.A.R.E. America.
All Rights Reserved.