From the left: NE Iowa Rep for the Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers Association Rick LaGue, D.A.R.E. Mentor Tim Felton, Treasurer for the Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers Association Gary Bellinghausen
From the left: NE Iowa Rep for the Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers Association Rick LaGue, D.A.R.E. Mentor Tim Felton, Treasurer for the Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers Association Gary Bellinghausen

“Tim Felton joined the law enforcement community in 1976 and became a D.A.R.E. Officer in 1991, serving in that capacity until his retirement from the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office in 2018. Tim Felton was nominated and honored as the Iowa D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year in 2005 and became the Iowa D.A.R.E. Association President for 2008. Tim Felton’s D.A.R.E. conference was the first conference that I attended as a newly trained D.A.R.E. Instructor. It was something I was hesitant to attend because I had very young children at home and I didn’t want my wife busy with work, the kids, and the house while I attended training. Needless to say, I haven’t missed a D.A.R.E. Conference since he had his and I bring my family with me.

“Tim really loves D.A.R.E. and believes in its message and the positive influence that officers have on kids when we are in the school system. I have heard countless stories from friends that have been out socially with Tim: his old students recognize and remember him, making sure to come up and talk with him. These things haven’t just happened locally; it has been state-wide. Because of Tim’s Love for D.A.R.E., he became a D.A.R.E. Mentor in 2011. He wanted to give back to the program and help to train other officers to be the best they can be in the classrooms. Tim would use vacation to attend mentor officer training and continues to this day to be a D.A.R.E. Mentor. He returned from the most recent DOT training in May of 2022.”

Nomination was written and submitted by: Officer Rick LaGue, D.A.R.E. Officer, Osage (IA) Police Dept.

D.A.R.E. Iowa 45th D.A.R.E. Officer Training Completed

D.A.R.E. Iowa 45th D.A.R.E. Officer Training Completed

On April 25th, 2024, D.A.R.E. Iowa completed its 45th D.A.R.E. Officer Training. The training was held at Camp Dodge in Johnston. We were honored to have officers in attendance from the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Oregon, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, New Mexico, and...

Award Nominations for the 2024 D.A.R.E. Awards

Award Nominations for the 2024 D.A.R.E. Awards

D.A.R.E. America is accepting nominations for the 2024 Awards:

  • Daryl F. Gates D.A.R.E. Lifetime Achievement, 
  • D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year, and
  • D.A.R.E. Educator of the Year.

Recipients of these prestigious awards…

Iowa D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class #44

Iowa D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class #44

Iowa D.A.R.E. hosted its 44th D.A.R.E. Officer Training at Camp Dodge in Johnston, IA. The training consisted of 15 officers from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Indiana. The training was held September 18 – 28, 2023

2023 D.A.R.E. Awards Recipients

2023 D.A.R.E. Awards Recipients

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR D.A.R.E. AND THE CHILDREN YOU IMPACT
2023 D.A.R.E. America National ‘Louis Skip Miller’ Scholarship Awardee: Lily Ljiljanich, New York D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board Member. Lily Ljiljanich joined the Youth Advocacy Board as a…

43rd Iowa D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class

43rd Iowa D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class

On April 30-May 11, 2023, fifteen (15) officers from the states of Iowa, Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota & Wisconsin gathered & successfully completed Iowa’s 43rd D.A.R.E. Officer Training. The training was held in Johnston, Iowa at the...

D.A.R.E. Instructors Educate Students on Drug Use

D.A.R.E. Instructors Educate Students on Drug Use

With April 14, 2023 proclaimed D.A.R.E. Day by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. D.A.R.E. instructors across the state have been teaching evidence based curriculum to students to help them resist drugs, make good choices and to be safe and responsible. D.A.R.E. is taught in...

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