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Did you know the State of Oregon just wrapped up a D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT) in January? This training was a cooperative effort between D.A.R.E. America, the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, and the Salem Police Department. Ofc. Craig Seibel, the Oregon D.A.R.E. Coordinator, worked with Dennis Osborn, the Western Regional Director; to make it happen. D.A.R.E. America generously provided the funding and the following elite training team:

  • Rafael Morales, Facilitator
  • Ashley Frazier, Educator and Director of Curriculum and Training
  • Randy Kirkman and Ruel Fuentecilla, Mentors for the Blue Team
  • Kim Hawkes, Central Regional Director and Mentor for the Green Team
  • Kay Moore, Mentor for the Red Team

We are proud to announce the graduation of the following twenty-two new D.A.R.E. Officers:

  1. Heather Ashwill, Central Point Police Department (OR)
  2. Mikael Brakebill, Kennewick Police Department (WA)
  3. Hector Camacho, Warden Police Department (WA)
  4. James Canada, Kennewick Police Department (WA)
  5. Tory Flory, Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office (OR)
  6. Nathan George, North Bend Police Department (OR)
  7. Jeff Halverson, West Linn Police Department (OR)
  8. Tim Harris, Kennewick Police Department (WA)
  9. Paul Hill, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (WA)
  10. Joshua Huskey, Hoonah Police Department (AK)
  11. Sabino Martinez, National Guard (CA)
  12. Daryl Nichols, Ketchikan Police Department (AK)
  13. Kevin O’Brien, Warm Springs Police Department (OR)
  14. Dustin Parkhurst, North Bend Police Department (OR)
  15. Lani Pascual, National Guard (CA)
  16. Daniel Provost, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (WY)
  17. Daniel Rodriguez, Iola Police Department (KS)
  18. Seth Rosser, Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office (WA)
  19. Kruz Schoenrock, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (NE)
  20. Joseph Sevy, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (ID)
  21. Wyatt Smith, St. John’s Police Department (AZ)
  22. Sara Vidales, National Guard (CA)

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is the world’s leading prevention program. The new curricula known as “keepin’ it REAL” is both research based and effective. New D.A.R.E. Officers receive an 80 hour training course conducted by highly skilled mentors with many years of experience in the classroom, as well as university-level educators. All officers are taught to deliver the curricula exactly as they are written, thereby achieving the goal of nearly 100% implementation fidelity.

From Craig Seibel

Local School Resource Officer, Deputy Brian Ruckstuhl, Recognized by the State

Local School Resource Officer, Deputy Brian Ruckstuhl, Recognized by the State

Deputy Brian Ruckstuhl is this year’s Larry R. Cox D.A.R.E Officer of the Year. “I love doing what I’m doing. I love coming here to Otsego. Couldn’t imagine being anywhere else,” said Ruckstuhl. The D.A.R.E officer has been teaching D.A.R.E classes at Otsego Local Schools for 6 years…

Prevention 101: The Science Behind Healthy Decision Making for Students

Prevention 101: The Science Behind Healthy Decision Making for Students

The D.A.R.E. America – National School Board Association webinar conducted by Richard Clayton, PhD and David L. Wyrick, PhD on August 13, 2019 is now online to view. The webinar will help the listener understand the evidence and theoretical base underlying Prevention Science, identifying the D.A.R.E. curricula as a model program. The D.A.R.E. curricula focuses on providing cutting edge instruction that helps prevent drug use by developing basic, core Socio-Emotional skills needed for safe and responsible choices…

Event Helps Bridge Gaps Between Kids and Police

Event Helps Bridge Gaps Between Kids and Police

Const. Richard Lemieux, left, Daren the Lion, and Const. Joel Faubert at the Kids Fun Day event organized by the Timmins Police Service – Youth in Policing ambassadors. TPS Youth in Policing ambassadors hosted “Kids Fun Day” at Participark on Friday…

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Kelly Neaton

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Fifth-Grade Student Wins Kansas D.A.R.E Essay Contest

Fifth-Grade Student Wins Kansas D.A.R.E Essay Contest

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A fifth-grade student from El Paso Elementary School has been named the winner of the D.A.R.E essay contest, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Lauren Wilson, a 5th-grade student from Derby Kansas, participated in the Derby...

El Paso Student Wins Statewide D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

El Paso Student Wins Statewide D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

Lauren Wilson, a Derby North Middle School student, said she was shocked to be announced as the statewide winner of the D.A.R.E. essay contest. Lauren Wilson says she would have entered an essay contest for the statewide D.A.R.E. program even if it hadn’t been a...