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A Salem police officer has been awarded a national award from the drug prevention program D.A.R.E.

Senior Officer Craig Seibel, a 25 year law enforcement veteran, was recognized as the 2018 recipient of the Daryl F. Gates Lifetime Achievement Award.

Officials with D.A.R.E., or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, recognized Seibel’s work teaching skills and drug prevention to fifth graders in Salem-Keizer Public Schools for the past 16 years.

“Each school day Seibel presents information to the student and he facilitates open discussion and real learning with his students,” said Sergeant Jeff Wiedemann of the Salem Police Department Youth Services Unit.

Seibel has served in multiple roles in Salem police, including in its patrol division and SWAT team, but Wiedemann said his assignment as a D.A.R.E. officer has “set him apart.”

He’s taught the program since 2002.

After teaching students during the school year, Seibel continues teaching children about drug use prevention at Salem-area community events and children’s activities during the summer.

During his years as a D.A.R.E. officer, Seibel has helped raise nearly a quarter of a million dollars for the program, according to the Salem Police Department.

He typically raises money for supplies needed for students in the D.A.R.E. program with the help of local business leaders and private organizations.

Seibel is scheduled to receive a $5,000 donation from McDonald’s Restaurant at 1110 Lancaster Drive NE on Tuesday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Salem police officials are inviting members of the community to attend the donation ceremony.

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