The state of Indiana’s D.A.R.E. Training Team just graduated 24 Officer’s in the June 12-23, 2023, DOT #40 class. The states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio were represented. This was a hard-working eager group of Officer’s. Nicholi Burkholder from the Bartholomew Co Sheriff’s Department in Indiana was chosen as top student, Nicky Ferguson from the Henry Co Sheriff’s Office in Ohio had the top presentation, and Jarrod Kreid from the Defiance Co Sheriff’s Office in Ohio was most improved! The blue team, under the guidance of Mentor Stan Gligic, was chosen as top team.

The training fell under the supervision of Sgt. Christine Rapp the state of Indiana’s State Training Coordinator and Facilitator Bruce Holland.

By Rafael Morales, D.A.R.E. America/International North Central Regional Director
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