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The D.A.R.E program continues to impact students across the nation. In Central Point it continues to have a positive effect. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program began in the 80’s and uses police officers and a school curriculum to give kids warnings about the dangers of drugs.

In 2016 the D.A.R.E program focused on the topic of bullying. Central Point School Resource Officer Jr. Godley said they’ve seen a big difference ever since.

The new topic that will be coming in February will target opioid abuse.

“We want to let them know that we understand what addiction is about, and what they are going through ,” said Godley. “I think that is a huge part about building a relationship with the kids, letting them know that we understand what their family members are going through, and what they are going through as a child of an addict.”

All fifth graders in all Central Point Elementary Schools participate in an eleven week D.A.R.E curriculum every year.

From News 10

D.A.R.E. Graduations Begin for Almost 1,300 Bossier Parish Students

SRO Deputy Austin Mueller Presents a Graduation Certificate at Bossier Elementary School on November 30, 2018. Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington joined Bossier Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. officers and school leadership at Bossier Elementary School to congratulate the...

Kingdom of Bahrain Partners with D.A.R.E.

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Local Elks Lodge Supports Salem Police D.A.R.E. Program

The Salem Elks Lodge is proud to announce a donation of $1,500 to the Salem Police Department’s D.A.R.E. Program. This contribution comes through a grant to the Lodge from the Elks National Foundation. This gift will help purchase workbooks and supplies for next...

York County Sheriff and Superintendent Double Down on D.A.R.E.

A York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office cruiser parked outside the Sheriff's Office in York County. (File Photo Steve Roberts Jr). York-Poquoson Sheriff Danny Diggs and York County School Division Superintendent Victor Shandor seek to end the opioid crisis by teaching...

National Night Out 2018 in Eagle Pass, TX

The Eagle Pass Independent School District Police D.A.R.E. program participated at the National Night Out in Eagle Pass, Texas. Daren enjoyed taking pictures with kids, and D.A.R.E. Instructor Michael Torralba handed out goodies to the kids and talked about being...

Watertown Police Department: D.A.R.E. Program Reinstituted

Chief of Police John Gavallas (left) stands with Officer Jeff Desena, SRO at Watertown High School, who will teach the revitalized D.A.R.E. program to sixth graders at Swift Middle School this year. (Perugini photo). WATERTOWN — The Watertown Police Department has...

The MVGRA Supports D.A.R.E.

The Members of the Mid-Valley Garbage & Recycling Association are pleased to donate $2,500 to the Salem Police D.A.R.E. program. This unique program began in 1997 with numerous bright red metal containers located at schools and businesses throughout the Salem...

Opioid Education Added To Athens D.A.R.E. Program

Athens-Clarke County police announced Friday that the D.A.R.E. program would include information about opioids, in addition to existing curricula about drugs. D.A.R.E., or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, has been taught in Athens-Clarke County for 18 years by law...

 
 
 
 
 
 

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