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...

D.A.R.E. Turns 40 and Continues to Teach Valuable Life Lessons

D.A.R.E. Turns 40 and Continues to Teach Valuable Life Lessons

Pontotoc County D.A.R.E. Officer Shermila McKinney recently took time to reflect on the history of the program and celebrate D.A.R.E.'s 40th Anniversary. "The D.A.R.E. curriculum has been a pertinent initiative within the county schools, based on strong efforts and...

Winooski Police Department Celebrates D.A.R.E.’s 40th Anniversary

Winooski Police Department Celebrates D.A.R.E.’s 40th Anniversary

Today, we join D.A.R.E. America International in celebration of its 40th anniversary. Our School Resource Officer, Jason Ziter, has been teaching this program at the Winooski School District since 2018, covering many topics from drug abuse prevention to stress…

Munster Marks 35 Years of D.A.R.E. Program in Schools

Munster Marks 35 Years of D.A.R.E. Program in Schools

James Ghrist still remembers his first D.A.R.E. class as a fifth-grader at Elliott Elementary. “It had a big impact on my career choice,” said Officer Ghrist, a D.A.R.E. officer for 19 of his 22 years on the force. “I believe the information is helpful,” Ghrist said….

Letter of Appreciation from El Sol Science & Arts Academy

Letter of Appreciation from El Sol Science & Arts Academy

I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the DARE program at El Sol Science and Arts Academy. The program was initiated in October 2022 with participation from 3rd and 8th grade students and taught exclusively by SSG Fernando Lopeziniguez. I am delighted to…

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…

Copley’s Sarah Shendy Wins International Police Award

Copley’s Sarah Shendy Wins International Police Award

Shendy, 37, will receive the award during the IACF Conference in Dallas Monday. The award honors 40 law enforcement officials under 40 from around the world who “demonstrate leadership, exemplify commitment to their profession, and have a positive impact on their…

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…

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