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Draper’s D.A.R.E. Officer Aims to Help Kids Make Smart Decisions

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.”

Op-ed: We need police-in-school programs to build trust

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.

D.A.R.E. Comes Back to DCSD Schools

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

Kim W. Hawkes

Central Regional Director

Phone: (424) 227-0821
Email: Kim W. Hawkes

State D.A.R.E. Contacts

State Program Administrator
Tibby Milne
Executive Director, D.A.R.E. Utah
Utah Council for Crime Prevention
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (801) 486-8691

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association President
Detective Dale Bowker
Layton City Police Department
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (801) 336-3416

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