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Asia BrownOn yesterday, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office hosted its National Night Out celebration at the Home Depot (Chantilly). I had the privilege of being a part of this community event while representing D.A.R.E. There were first responders, The Pike Road Volunteer Fire Department, Montgomery Fire and Rescue, and The Montgomery Police Department.

National Night Out is an annual community- building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make the neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

The event has been held annually since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States. The first one involved over 2.5 million resident across 400 communities in 23 states just turning their lights on their porch.

I was able to represent D.A.R.E. and had a table with different souvenirs for the kids. I was able to talk one on one with them about D.A.R.E. and pin a sticker on them making them Honorary Junior Deputies. I was able to meet and take pictures with a vast majority of community leaders. I explained to them who I was and what I represented. They were all intrigued and offered me their assistance with the program. Corporal Kofee Anderson made sure I knew who everyone was and how they will help me get the word out about D.A.R.E… Sheriff Derrick Cunningham and his staff was a gracious host and very supportive to my vision.

Alex City D.A.R.E. program running since 1990

Alex City D.A.R.E. program running since 1990

Alexander City Police Department Cpl. Marcus Billups, left, is one of Alexander City Schools’ resource officers. D.A.R.E. (Alexander City) is a drug-prevention program for students which is taught by ACPD officers and is primarily funded by the Lake Martin Area United...

Mt. Vernon Student Named State Rep for International D.A.R.E Board

Mt. Vernon Student Named State Rep for International D.A.R.E Board

FORTVILLE — Indiana’s new representative on an international youth board for drug abuse education is from Hancock County. Maitlyn Griner, a Greenfield resident and sophomore at Mt. Vernon High School, is settling into her new role of representing the state on the...

Park Ridge D.A.R.E. Students Help Officers with Memorial Day Float

Park Ridge D.A.R.E. Students Help Officers with Memorial Day Float

On Monday, May 27th, a bunch of D.A.R.E. students helped D.A.R.E. Officers Greg Santangelo and Kyle Dutcher during the Memorial Day Parade. Brett Unger from Creative Pavers in Park Ridge donated his time and resources with painting, decorating, and pulling the...

Julia Manning, NJ YAB, Speaks at Park Ridge D.A.R.E. Graduation

Julia Manning, NJ YAB, Speaks at Park Ridge D.A.R.E. Graduation

On March 21st, Julia Manning, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from New Jersey, spoke at the West Ridge and East Brook Elementary Schools' D.A.R.E. Graduation. Julia said, "It was a great night and the kids looked awesome in their D.A.R.E. shirts," and...

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