The Aurora Police Department and D.A.R.E. America are pleased to announce the successful completion of D.A.R.E. Officer Training by 14 members of the law enforcement community. This class was held March 13 to 24, 2023 at The Leadership Center in Aurora. Each person earned their certification through hard work, a team mentality, and trusting the process. Congratulations to our new D.A.R.E. Officers from:

  • Antelope County Sheriff’s Office, NE
  • Bennington Police Department, NE
  • BIA Tribal Police – Winnebago, NE
  • Broken Bow Police Department, NE
  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, NE
  • Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, NE
  • Phelps County Sheriff’s Office, NE
  • Saunders County Sheriff’s Office, NE
  • Schuyler Police Department, NE
  • Seward County Sheriff’s Office, NE
  • Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, KS
  • Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, KS
  • Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, MT
  • Crook County Sheriff’s Office, WY
Student becomes D.A.R.E. teacher

Student becomes D.A.R.E. teacher

Old Lyme resurrects drug prevention program for children
Meriden — At the Connecticut State Police Training Academy last week, Officer Stephen Hackett of the Old Lyme Police Department stood in front of a group of law enforcement colleagues who were playing the role…

York County Sheriff Captain Marks 20th Year of D.A.R.E. Education

York County Sheriff Captain Marks 20th Year of D.A.R.E. Education

YORK — York County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Josh Gillespie has marked the completion of his 20th year as York County D.A.R.E. instructor. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. But today’s D.A.R.E. program also addresses critical risks kids face, besides...

Hawai’i D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class #38

Hawai’i D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class #38

Upon completion of its 38th D.A.R.E. Officer Training, the state of Hawai’i’s D.A.R.E. training center welcomed 17 newly certified D.A.R.E. officers. These officers were trained by the Hawai'i D.A.R.E. Training Center’s cadre of Honolulu Police Department from October...

Pennsylvania’s 2023 D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class

Pennsylvania’s 2023 D.A.R.E. Officer Training Class

Pennsylvania D.A.R.E. welcomed 18 newly certified D.A.R.E. officers from the class trained at the Fort Indiantown Gap Military Base in Annville, PA. These officers completed their two weeks of training, which was held October 16-27, 2023, conducted by Pennsylvania...

Minnesota D.A.R.E. Class #53

Minnesota D.A.R.E. Class #53

Minnesota D.A.R.E. welcomed 19 newly-certified D.A.R.E. officers from the 53rd class trained in Minnesota. These officers completed their two weeks of training, which was held October 2-13, 2023, conducted by Minnesota D.A.R.E., and hosted by the Maple Grove Police...

31 Officers Complete D.A.R.E. Officer Training in Jefferson City

31 Officers Complete D.A.R.E. Officer Training in Jefferson City

On September 22, 2023, thirty-one officers from the three states of Illinois, Missouri, and Texas successfully completed D.A.R.E. Officer Training in Jefferson City. Special thanks to the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation for providing this training along...

33rd D.A.R.E. Officer Training (PROERD) Santa Catarina – Brazil

33rd D.A.R.E. Officer Training (PROERD) Santa Catarina – Brazil

The graduation of the 33rd class of instructors of the Educational Program of Resistance to Drugs and Violence (Proerd/D.A.R.E.) of the Military Police of Santa Catarina was conducted on the 28th of September 2023. The event took place at the Golden Hotel and Events...

17th PROERD/D.A.R.E. National Officer Training Culmination

17th PROERD/D.A.R.E. National Officer Training Culmination

The Federal District conducted and just completed the 17th PROERD/D.A.R.E. National Officer Training, which was held September 11 - 22, 2023. Officers from multiple Brazilian states attended the course and were certified to teach the program. This was a significant...