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School Graduates 200 from Revamped D.A.R.E. Program

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...
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217 Graduate from MTES D.A.R.E Program

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...
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WCSO is Teaching Kids to Be Drug Free

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.
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The Passing of D.A.R.E. Family Member Monica Sauls

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...

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Collier County student gets new wheelchair

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...

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State D.A.R.E. Contacts

State D.A.R.E. Coordinator
Lindsey Fletcher
Email: LindseyFletcher@fdle.state.fl.us
Phone: (850) 410-7567
Cell: (850) 274-4213

State D.A.R.E. Analyst
Lindsey Cole
Email: LindseyCole@fdle.state.fl.us
Phone: (850) 410-7567

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association President
Corporal Ken Vila
Email: Kenneth.Vila@colliersheriff.org
Phone: (239) 253-5285

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association Secretary
Officer Nancy Thigpen
Email: jagwire95@aol.com
Phone: (904) 278-3007

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association Treasurer
Deputy Keith Murrish
Email: kmurrish@yahoo.com

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association Sergeant At Arms
Sergeant Mark Roberts
Email: mroberts@okeesheriff.org
Cell: (863) 634.1430
Office: (863) 763.3117

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association Newsletter & Website Chairperson
Major Amy Schmidt
Email: amy.schmidt@myfwc.com
Phone: (850) 488-6068