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‘D.A.R.E.-ing’ Students to Avoid Drugs and Alcohol

D.A.R.E. program graduates more than 180 local students
Teaching students to avoid alcohol, tobacco and drug use — that has the been the primary focus of the D.A.R.E. program for more than 30 years. [On] Friday [March 22] more than 180 fifth-grade students from Iowa Great Lakes...
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WD Middle School Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.

A number of West Delaware Middle School recently graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E. – which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education – has undergone several curriculum changes over the years to keep pace with drug trends and resistance strategies. The...

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ND Sixth Grade Students Graduate From D.A.R.E.

Graduates include: Dominic Bigalk, Samuel Brace, Chyann Bullerman Yu, Elise Church, Lucy Drees, Ava Ferrie, Brayden Henry, Eve Houdek, Kaylee Johnson, Ella Keller, Cody Kerian, Macie Mashek, Aspen Ollendick, Robert Ollendieck, Paige Pecinovsky, Konner Quam, Parker Rice, William Schrage, Kinze Shea, Dylan Shelton, Kyleigh Smith, Gwenyth Sopha, Isaac Tucke-Wenthhold, Joey Vobr, Mason Vrba and Paighton Zemola.
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St. Mary’s Sixth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E.

The sixth grade students at St. Mary’s School in Manchester recently graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. The Manchester Police Department has been presenting the D.A.R.E. program at St. Mary’s and West Delaware Middle School since 1993. The program teaches kids how to say no to drugs and alcohol, and in recent years, they’ve added anti-bullying strategies to the curriculum.
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Murray Fifth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Giving children accurate information about drugs is a powerful step in keeping them from forming addictions as adults. One group of Murray students has already taken that step, as the fifth graders in the school’s new D.A.R.E. program graduated in May....

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Street Receives Runner-Up Honors

OSAGE — Osage middle school student Meredith Street has been named the runner-up in the state D.A.R.E. essay contest at the Milton R. Owen Nature Center. Earlier this year, Street, the daughter of Aaron and Anne Street, Osage, was named the local D.A.R.E. winner....

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Starmer Named D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Audubon Police Officer Matt Starmer, surrounded by graduates of his D.A.R.E. program. Audubon Police Officer Matt Starmer was named 2014 D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year during the annual banquet on Aug. 4. Starmer has been a DARE officer for the past eight years,...

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Lloyd Bratz

Lloyd Bratz

Director of Regional Operations & North Central Regional Director

Phone: (310) 486-6727
Email: Lloyd Bratz

Upcoming Events

Iowa D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Camp Dodge
Sep 8 – Sep 20 all-day
D.A.R.E. Mentor Officer Training 2019 @ Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
D.A.R.E. International Conference 2020 @ Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa
Jul 6 – Jul 9 all-day


State D.A.R.E. Contacts

State D.A.R.E. Coordinator/Director of the Iowa State D.A.R.E. Training Center and Team
Terry Dehmlow
Bremer County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (319) 269-4104

State D.A.R.E. Educator/D.A.R.E. Iowa Advisory Board President
John Sheahan
Phone: (515) 209-9726