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The Members of the Mid-Valley Garbage & Recycling Association are pleased to donate $2,500 to the Salem Police D.A.R.E. program. This unique program began in 1997 with numerous bright red metal containers located at schools and businesses throughout the Salem area. Since then it has progressed into a direct donation to the Salem Police D.A.R.E. program from the local Garbage and Recycle Haulers.

Proceeds and direct donations since 1997, including this years’ contribution, total over $88,000! The M.V.G.R.A. helps purchase D.A.R.E. t-shirts for every graduate. If you have questions about community programs and services offered by the M.V.G.R.A., call the RECYCLE HOTLINE at the number listed below or visit their website at:

Mid-Valley Garbage & Recycling Association
PO Box 9130 Salem OR 97305
(503) 390-4000

Don’t forget to recycle right: Plastics – bottles and jugs only. Paper and Cardboard – junk mail, greeting cards (no foil or glitter), magazines, newspaper, phone books, paperback books, paper bags, cereal type boxes, and cardboard that has not been contaminated by food. Metal – steel and aluminum cans that have been cleaned.

From Ofc. Craig Seibel

Oregon Completes West Coast D.A.R.E. Training!

Did you know the State of Oregon just wrapped up a D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT) in January? This training was a cooperative effort between D.A.R.E. America, the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, and the Salem Police Department. Ofc. Craig Seibel,...

Local Elks Lodge Supports Salem Police D.A.R.E. Program

The Salem Elks Lodge is proud to announce a donation of $1,500 to the Salem Police Department’s D.A.R.E. Program. This contribution comes through a grant to the Lodge from the Elks National Foundation. This gift will help purchase workbooks and supplies for...

School Resource Officers Continue to See Benefits of D.A.R.E

The D.A.R.E program continues to impact students across the nation. In Central Point it continues to have a positive effect. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program began in the 80's and uses police officers and a school curriculum to give kids warnings about the...

Salem Police Officer Wins National D.A.R.E. Award

A Salem police officer has been awarded a national award from the drug prevention program D.A.R.E. Senior Officer Craig Seibel, a 25 year law enforcement veteran, was recognized as the 2018 recipient of the Daryl F. Gates Lifetime Achievement Award. Officials with...

Salem D.A.R.E. News: Craig Seibel Receives National Recognition

The Salem Police Department proudly announces Senior Officer Craig Seibel has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the D.A.R.E. America Daryl F. Gates Lifetime Achievement Award. D.A.R.E., which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a skills and…

Celebrating 25 Years of D.A.R.E. in Salem!

In 1983 a group of educators and police officers in Los Angeles came together and started an innovative prevention program known as D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). Over the next several years the program grew rapidly on the west coast. The Salem Police Department began their D.A.R.E. program in 1992 with one officer teaching full time in six elementary schools.


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