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D.A.R.E./G.R.E.A.T. Officers

Officers involved in school education programs intended to steer kids away from drugs and gangs.

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Latest Activity: Aug 2, 2013

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The thrill of D.A.R.E.

Started by Ralph D. Rainey Feb 13, 2011.

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Comment by Daniel E. Marek on April 18, 2009 at 4:08pm
I was a certified instructor in DARE and GREAT from 1992 to 1998. I still keep up with the curriculums and supervise our programs in the 3 school districts in Wharton County, Texas.
Comment by Steven Lance Whittmore on August 27, 2009 at 1:47am
Good evening, I served as a D.A.R.E. officer from 2000-2003 while with the Grand County Sheriff's Department in Hot Sulphur Springs Colorado. I really enjoyed by time as a D.A.R.E. officer and when I left that agency and moved to Texas I think that was was of the hardest things I had to give up. My kids were great and I enjoyed learning from them as much as they enjoyed learning the D.A.R.E. curriculum. Thanks for this group.
Comment by Six Gunn on August 27, 2009 at 5:21am
I taught DARE for five years. I left as my hubby was taking over the juvenile unit. It was a bitter-sweet occasion. It is heartwarming today to have these young men and women come up to me and tell me I was their DARE officer. Although our agency no longer has a DARE program, I try to keep up with the latest trends and ideas. Working with children has been the highlight of my career.
Comment by Theresa Mack on October 27, 2010 at 7:39pm
Just had my first DARE class for the new school year. Our department raises funds for this in order to keep DARE within our schools. PA has since cut all DARE funding. I simply add it to my normal patrol day or come in for comp time due to the department not wanting to pay OT. I have fun with it and so do the kids.
Comment by Christian Bueltemann on November 6, 2010 at 9:37am
We have such Programs here in Germany too.
It will help the Kids, to see such bad Places and to registrate some dangerous Moments to be not an Victim.
It Calls : "Cool Sein-Cool Bleiben"
To be Cool- Stay Cool.

i read an Article here in Germany about DARE -great work !
Comment by Bury Bryce on November 6, 2010 at 2:36pm
My father (Sgt Bryce) is the SouthWest Regional Rep from Phoenix PD for G.R.E.A.T. and he loves the program. He travels all over the country hosting training. Did you know PHX PD is where the GREAT program was started?! Cool huh?!
Comment by Larry Drake on March 26, 2013 at 10:55pm

Hello group. I am new to the DARE program. I will be going through the training next week and will start the program next school year, in the fall. Any advice for the rookie? Any help would be appreciated. 

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