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Nixa D.A.R.E. Officer Honored

The city of Nixa surprised D.A.R.E. Officer Brent Forgey of the Nixa Police Department with special recognition at the Nixa State of the Community Dinner on November 1. Forgey was honored for 25 years of service to Nixa...
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55 Freedom Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Fifty-five fifth graders at Freedom Elementary became the first to graduate from the recently re-instated D.A.R.E. program in the Waynesville R-VI School District on Friday, June 15.The two-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education program – led by School Resource...

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6th Graders Honored at Special Graduation

CARTHAGE, MISSOURI - The 6th grade class at the Carthage Intermediate Center graduated tonight. Not from Middle School.. but from the Carthage D.A.R.E. program. The kids have spend the last 12 weeks learning about the dangers of drug and substance abuse, and how to...

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Taking a Stand Against Drug Abuse

Maryville Public Safety Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Officer Ian Myers and Sgt. Rick Smail, who administers the D.A.R.E. program in rural schools for the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office, are...
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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....

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Upcoming Events

Missouri D.A.R.E. State Conference 2019 @ Kansas City, MO
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day
Missouri D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2019 @ Jefferson City, MO
Sep 15 – Sep 27 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 Training Center Coordinator
Sheldon Lineback
Missouri Association of Chiefs of Police
Email: or
Phone: (573) 636-5444

State D.A.R.E. Educator
LaDonna Ehler
Phone: (573) 636-4439

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association President
Deputy Amanda M. Blank
Cooper County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (660) 882-2771

Cody Collins, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from Missouri


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