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The Return of D.A.R.E.

Communities Bring Back D.A.R.E. to Their Classrooms

The opioid epidemic, legalization concerns, and need for improved community-police relations make D.A.R.E. curricula a high priority.

Read about the return of D.A.R.E. to the communities below:

Groveland Police Restart D.A.R.E. Program

Groveland Police Restart D.A.R.E. Program

GROVELAND — After a 12-year hiatus, the Groveland Police Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program has been restarted and, according to Chief Jeffrey Gillen, it has been well received by school officials and parents.

Groveland Detective Josh Sindoni (in photo), a three-year member of the department, is the town’s D.A.R.E. officer.
D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Nelson’s Elementaries

D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Nelson’s Elementaries

D.A.R.E. Essay Finalists Cady Marrs (from left) and Jacob Willoughby, Essay Winner Karley Campbell and Nelson County Sheriff David Hill at Tye River Elementary School on Dec. 5 LYNCHBURG — After a four-year hiatus, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has brought back...

Teaching Kids to Make Safe, Responsible Decisions

Teaching Kids to Make Safe, Responsible Decisions

Students in a fifth-grade class at Herkimer Elementary School were given a scenario Thursday where a girl who smokes was going to a party. Some of the students offered solutions about what they would do. One said to not go. Another said to go, but if the friend started smoking to say you had to go home. Another said to just walk away.
5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation at Westside Elementary in Sisseton, SD

5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation at Westside Elementary in Sisseton, SD

"Officer Appel put on a mind blowing graduation for the first kids to graduate a D.A.R.E. program in Sisseton in 20 years. The ceremony included a full police escort with lights and sirens to the performing arts center. We were joined on stage by the Mayor, Sisseton...

WCSO is Teaching Kids to Be Drug Free

WCSO is Teaching Kids to Be Drug Free

Sheriff Kevin crews is bringing back the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to Washington County schools. The program hasn't been taught in Washington County since 2007. The course was offered to fifth graders at Vernon Elementary School and Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley.
Officials D.A.R.E. to Retool Drug Program

Officials D.A.R.E. to Retool Drug Program

Roane County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Greg Sims, left, and Lt. Daryl Cook give an update on the D.A.R.E. program during last week’s Roane County Board of Education meeting. The Roane County Board of Education got an update last week on the revamped...

Sheriff D.A.R.E.s to Reconsider Drug Program

Sheriff D.A.R.E.s to Reconsider Drug Program

Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton’s opinion of D.A.R.E. has changed over the years. So much so that his office is implementing it back into the Roane County School System. Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton wasn’t a fan of the D.A.R.E. program in 2014. “You can talk...

Educators Happy to See D.A.R.E. Program in Schools

Educators Happy to See D.A.R.E. Program in Schools

BRIDGEWATER – Children are not the only ones who learn important lessons in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. “You will change their life,” said Frank Pegueros, president of D.A.R.E. America, who led a week-long training last month of 22 police...

County Schools Launch New D.A.R.E. Program

County Schools Launch New D.A.R.E. Program

Sheriff Jimmy Combs, left, shakes hands with Dr. Travis Reeves, superintendent of Surry County Schools, this week after getting approval to launch a new D.A.R.E. initiative in the four county middle schools.