Monday, 7/28 1-5pm Registration followed by a catered family picnic, swimming, and the D.A.R.E. Car Show
Tuesday, 7/29 8-5pm Classes followed by Shooting Competition
Wednesday, 7/30 8-5pm Classes
Thursday, 7/31 8-5pm Classes followed by the Banquet and a live band
Friday, 8-1 8-12pm Classes
The 2014 Tennessee DARE Officer Training Conference will be held in Murfreesboro, TN. The conference dates are July 28-August 1, 2014. Conference will be hosted by the Double Tree Hotel.
HOTEL REGISTRATION (click below for direct link):
1850 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129
D.A.R.E. America has developed a partnership with TJ Maxx. They are now selling clothing with the D.A.R.E. name on it.
President, Amy Norville
Middle Region Vice President, Bud Smith
Secretary, Becky Keith
Sergeant at Arms, Darrell Hannah
2013-2014 TDOA Board Members
(not pictured: Dennis Mitchell)
Chris Adams and Sgt. Scott Staggs with Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The City of McKenzie’s Police Department introduces its new DARE officer, Christopher Adams. Officer Adams finished two weeks of intense training with the State of Tennessee Dare Association, where he graduated with the highest honors in his class.
Interim Chief Kim Barker and Mayor Jill Holland attended this ceremony and were very proud of Officer Adams achievement. Officer Adams’ training consisted of him being able to teach Kindergarten through seventh graders. Prior to joining the McKenzie Police Department, Adams worked for the New York Police Department.
The school resource officer will be announced at a later date when Chief Craig Moates takes office. Jackie Sykes, the SRO and DARE officer for a number of years, resigned from McKenzie Police Department and moved to East Tennessee with his wife to care for an ailing family member.
Officer Adams has an award-winning personality with children and will be an huge asset to our DARE program and our community, says Interim Chief Kim Barker.
(Courtesy of the McKenzie Banner, June 25, 2013)
Just over a month ago, we learned that Urban Outfitters, the national retail store popular with teens, was selling pint glasses, flasks and shot glasses made to look like prescription pill bottles. These products made light of prescription drug misuse and abuse, a dangerous behavior responsible for more deaths in the United States each year than heroin and cocaine combined.
The Partnership launched an advocacy effort and petition to ask the company to remove these products from their stores and website, securing more than 4,700 signatures of support.
It was reported today that Urban Outfitters has halted sale of these products. The retailer shared this statement with CNN: "In this extensive range of product we recognize that from time to time there may be individual items that are misinterpreted by people who are not our customer. As a result of this misinterpretation we are electing to discontinue these few styles from our current product offering."
We thank Urban Outfitters for listening to the calls, emails and letters of parents and families, health care providers, community and government leaders, and for pulling these products from their stores.
Our efforts don’t end here. Take the Pledge today to #endmedicineabuse.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
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