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Troy Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

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“May your good work continue”

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Hamilton Country D.A.R.E. Graduation

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D.A.R.E. Day at Dozer is Smaller, but Still Mighty

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D.A.R.E. Program Continues to Grow in Missouri

In a letter to Illinois D.A.R.E. Training Coordinator Kim Giugler, John Fellows of the Sedalia Police Department provided updates on the D.A.R.E. program in Missouri. He mentioned that D.A.R.E. continues to grow in Missouri, and that Missouri D.A.R.E....

Rafael L. Morales

Rafael L. Morales

North Central Regional Director

Phone: (424) 227-0997
Email: Rafael Morales

Upcoming Events

Illinois D.A.R.E. Officer Training February 2020 @ Plainfield Police Department
Feb 17 – Feb 28 all-day
Illinois D.A.R.E. Officer Training February 2020 @ Plainfield Police Department

Tri-River Police Training Region – MTU 16 & Illinois D.A.R.E. Officer’s Association

D.A.R.E. Officer Training

Plainfield Police Department
14300 Coil Plus Drive; Plainfield, IL 60544
Monday – Friday, February 17 – 28, 2020
8:00 am till 5:00 pm

This course complies with the guidelines of the following mandate(s): Procedural Justice

Course Description: This 80+ hrs. training is required by D.A.R.E. America for certification of all new D.A.R.E. Instructors and provides successful graduates with authorization to deliver copyrighted D.A.R.E. curricula for elementary and middle school programs, parent and community programs, as well as several enhancement lessons. The focus of the training is to provide instructors with the skills necessary for successful classroom instruction and student learning.

The course is very intense and requires after training assignments to be completed each evening.

This two-week certification course is for candidates representing current D.A.R.E. participating agencies or agencies who will be implementing D.A.R.E. programs in their local communities for the 2018-19 school year. The fee is $750 per candidate which includes registration fee, a light breakfast and lunch (M-F), instruction, and course materials.

All candidates will be responsible for their own dinner meal each day (and all meals over the weekend if necessary) as well as hotel and travel arrangements. Lodging is available at the Hampton Inn I-55, (Joliet North) call the hotel directly at 815-439-9500.

Participation in all sessions of the course, completion of all training objectives, and satisfactory skills performance is required for certification. It is required that participants be certified law enforcement officers with two years of experience. Waivers to this requirement are possible and granted on a case by case basis upon request.

Upon registration, an application package will be sent to the candidate. Applications and waivers must be completed and return it to the State Coordinator by fax at (815) 439-6916, or mail to:

Tri-River Police Training
14300 Coil Plus Drive Plainfield
IL 60544

Applications must be authorized by the requesting agency.

Final acceptance in the program is pending upon review of application, an acceptance letter will be sent with further instructions.

For more information, contact Kim Giugler with D.A.R.E. related questions at (815) 725-1460.

Instructors and Mentors: Will be supplied by the Illinois D.A.R.E. Officer’s Association and D.A.R.E. America.

Member Tuition: $750.00

Non-Member Tuition: $750.00

D.A.R.E. International Conference 2020 @ Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day
D.A.R.E. International Conference 2020 @ Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach
Cancún, Mexico


State D.A.R.E. Contacts

State D.A.R.E. Training Coordinator
Kimberly Giugler
Shorewood Police Department
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (815) 725-1460

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association President
Jim Miller
Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (309) 558-8419

State D.A.R.E. Educational Advisor
Dan Malloy

Delaney O’Sullivan, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from Illinois

Delaney O’Sullivan, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from Illinois

Illinois Local D.A.R.E. Communities

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