KIM W. HAWKES
CENTRAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Prior to joining D.A.R.E. America, Kim served for 36 years in the Law Enforcement profession with the last 26 years as Chief of the North Park Police Department in Northern Utah. He trained as a D.A.R.E. Officer in 1989 and soon discovered that his life would never be the same.
As a D.A.R.E. Officer he became immersed in not just teaching but in the lives of the students and families he served. Kim continued to teach D.A.R.E. in elementary and middle school classrooms for 29 years. He has served as a Mentor, Facilitator and Educator for Utah’s State D.A.R.E. Training Team. He has served as the President of the Utah D.A.R.E. Officers Association and has been recognized as Utah’s Outstanding D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year.
Early in his career he was given an opportunity to attend the National Crime Prevention Institute at the University of Louisville. Throughout his career he has promoted the proactive philosophy of Crime Prevention and Community Policing. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from Utah State University with a major in history and a minor in zoology.