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.

Award Nominations for the 2023 D.A.R.E. Awards

Award Nominations for the 2023 D.A.R.E. Awards

D.A.R.E. America is accepting nominations for the 2023 Awards:

  • D.A.R.E. Law Enforcement Executive of the Year, 
  • 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…

D.A.R.E. is Back

D.A.R.E. is Back

WEBSTER CITY ­– An observer driving by the Webster City Middle School could be forgiven for wondering if someone got in serious trouble when they see a Webster City Police Department vehicle parked out front several times a week. It’s not there to deal with trouble…

The 42nd D.A.R.E. Officer Training in Iowa

The 42nd D.A.R.E. Officer Training in Iowa

On September 18-29, 2022, officers from the states of Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska & Wisconsin gathered to attend Iowa’s 42nd D.A.R.E. Officer Training. The training was held in Johnston, Iowa at the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center…

Sgt. James D. Rambur, 2021 GEICO Military Service Awardee

Sgt. James D. Rambur, 2021 GEICO Military Service Awardee

Congratulations to Sgt. James Rambur! James is the recipient of the 2021 GEICO Military Service Award. Sgt. Rambur was recognized for his outstanding work with Oklahoma D.A.R.E. This includes helping out with their annual Oklahoma D.A.R.E. Officers Association...

Calcasieu Parish Captain Receives D.A.R.E. Lifetime Achievement Award

Calcasieu Parish Captain Receives D.A.R.E. Lifetime Achievement Award

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – A Calcasieu Parish deputy is being recognized in a big way after spending the last two decades mentoring young adults as part of the D.A.R.E. program. “It is unbelievable, you know, I’ve done this for some many years and acknowledged so many…

Gervais Police Chief Honored

Gervais Police Chief Honored

Mark Chase recently was recognized as the D.A.R.E. Law Enforcement Executive of the Year. Gervais Police Chief Mark Chase was puzzled by a recent phone call he received from the regional director of the D.A.R.E. program, asking him if he had spoken with City Manager...

2022 Kentucky D.A.R.E. Awardees

2022 Kentucky D.A.R.E. Awardees

These recipients were recognized at the state of Kentucky S.R.O./D.A.R.E. Conference on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at The Perkins Conference Center at Eastern Kentucky State University in Richmond, KY. Mrs. Allison Johnson received the 2021-2022 KY’s Educator of the Year...

30 Years of Dedication and Service to the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program of Ohio & D.A.R.E. America

30 Years of Dedication and Service to the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program of Ohio & D.A.R.E. America

On Wednesday evening, June 15, 2022, Lloyd Bratz & Rafael Morales of D.A.R.E. America were on hand for the state of Ohio’s D.A.R.E. Awards Banquet which was held at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in Sandusky, Ohio. At the banquet Officer Donald A. Wilson of the Springboro Police Department and Officer Ralph E. Tanner Jr. of the East Lake Police Department were recognized and presented with an award for the 30 Years of Dedication and Service to the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program of Ohio & D.A.R.E. America.

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