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

Members of the Thomas Jefferson School music club sing the national anthem on the field Tuesday before the D.A.R.E. baseball game at Dozer Park in Peoria. PEORIA — For decades, D.A.R.E. Day has been a fixture on the Peoria Chiefs’ schedule. The traditional late...

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

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....

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

Top Essay Writers Honored

St. Boniface Catholic School fifth graders Cecelia Edwards, Lillian Gilbertson, Rachel Kretzer, and Spencer Martin were honored and read their winning D.A.R.E. essays recently during the St. Boniface fifth graders’ D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony. Pictured are St. Boniface Catholic School fifth-grade students with members of the Edwardsville Police Department at D.A.R.E. graduation.
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Top Essay Writers Honored

Christmas with a Cop Brings Holiday Cheer

Christmas has come early this year for some Edwardsville children. Members of the Edwardsville Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 244 met early Saturday morning with 22 preselected children to shop at the Edwardsville Target for Christmas. Each child was awarded $200 to spend on Christmas presents on his or her wish lists. Sergeant Matt Breihan said with this being the eighth year of the program, two more kids were added to be sponsored for the event this year.
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Christmas with a Cop Brings Holiday Cheer

Saving Chicago’s Youth

In the aftermath of tragic losses, communities create alternative approaches to gang intervention. Within the department’s special activities unit is the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, in which officers go into schools and educate students on the dangers...

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Saving Chicago’s Youth

Lloyd Bratz, Director of Regional Operations & North Central Regional Director
Email: lloyd.bratz@dare.org
Phone: (440) 888-1818
Cell: (310) 486-6727
Fax: (440) 888-1816

State D.A.R.E. Contacts

State D.A.R.E. Training Coordinator
Kimberly Giugler
Shorewood Police Department
Email: kgiugler@vil.shorewood.il.us
Phone: (815) 725-1460

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association President
Jim Miller
Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department
Email: jmiller@ricosheriff.org
Phone: (309) 558-8419

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

Lauren Etzkorn, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from Illinois

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