The North Carolina DARE Officers’ Association will be having their Annual Training Conference January 9-13, 2017 at the Hilton Doubletree in Atlantic Beach, NC. DARE Officers and School Resource Officers from all across the state of North Carolina will gather and attend this annual training conference.
Training will be given by instructors from all across the United States in topic areas such as Active Shooter/School Safety, Drug and Gang Trends as well as DARE update training from Ann Thacker of the Maryland DARE Training Center. A special presentation on terror by former police Sgt. Kimberly Munley who was part of a civilian SWAT team at the Texas Army base, Fort Hood. She and her partner, Sgt. Mark Todd of the Killeen Police Department, were the two officers to eventually put a stop to Hasan’s rampage on November 5, 2009.
Larry Lawton of the Reality Check Program will come and speak to the DARE Officers about his nationally-known program and will also go to Havelock Middle School on January 11th to speak to students about the importance of making healthy and safe life choices. DARE is focused on having police officers teach our youth in a 10-week program how to say NO to drugs/violence/bullying and to make positive life decisions. Principal William Byland, who is hosting Larry Lawton and the DARE Officers, is a pro-active administrator who cares deeply about the youth of today.
The NCDARE Officer Association will also have a DARE police car show, a bowling and cornhole tournament and will announce who will be named Officer of the Year, Chief/Sheriff of the Year and which high school DARE graduate will be awarded a $1,000 college scholarship.
We are excited about the 2017 NCDARE Conference Training and look forward to a great event.
Wake Forest Police Department.
DARE Officer NCDARE – President- 2016