SALT LAKE CITY – The anti-drug program D.A.R.E. is tackling the opioid crisis by including it in its curriculum for the first time. Leaders made the announcement at the State Capitol on Tuesday. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, known as D.A.R.E.,...
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After years spent seeing firsthand how drugs, alcohol and violence destroyed people’s lives, their families’ lives and their communities, Green sought to focus on substance abuse prevention because, he says, arresting the same people each week wasn’t making the difference in what he wanted to accomplish as a police officer. When the opportunity arose to return to his home state and serve as a D.A.R.E. officer in Draper, he “jumped at it.”
These programs introduce police officers to students, who come to respect them as their protectors, helpers and confidants. Often these officers become part of the school and family, attending graduations, higher education celebrations and even weddings. The link has recently weakened, however, as officers/uniforms are shamefully targeted by media, politicians and individuals meaning to do them harm.
Officer Justin Stanford congratulates a student for graduating from the D.A.R.E. Program. Students were taught to say no to drugs and learned skills for handling stress and peer pressure. KAYSVILLE – It’s a little word, but it makes a big difference. So Heather...
A Centerville Police Officer was just named Utah’s D.A.R.E. officer of the year and And Utah’s School Resource Officer of the year. No one has ever won both awards at the same time. In this week’s Behind the Badge police profile we meet Officer Jeremy Brown.
Sergeant Pete Butcher talks to fifth graders at Centennial Elementary about the D.A.R.E. program, which came back to Duchesne County School District this year. Since 1983, The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program has been a part of young people’s...
Kim W. Hawkes
Central Regional Director
Phone: (424) 227-0821
Email: Kim W. Hawkes
State D.A.R.E. Contacts
State Program Administrator
Executive Director, D.A.R.E. Utah
Utah Council for Crime Prevention
Phone: (801) 486-8691
State D.A.R.E. Officers Association President
Detective Dale Bowker
Layton City Police Department
Phone: (801) 336-3416
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