Drug Abuse Resistance Education

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Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)

 

     The D.A.R.E. Program was founded in 1983 as a cooperative effort by the Los Angeles Police Depatment and the Los Angeles Unified School District to adresss juvenile involvement in drugs and gangs.

 

     In 1984, HPD Officer Thomas Kaaiai was sent to Los Angeles to learn more about the program. Upon his return he submitted his assessment report to the HPD Command, and, with the cooperation of Department of Education officials, the program was presented to the Board of Education for approval.

 

     The Board gave its approval for the program to be taught in Hawaii's public school system, and in 1985, Officer Kaaiai introduced D.A.R.E. to four Oahu elementary schools.

 

     During the years that followed, the program gained popularity here and across the nation. In 1988, the Honolulu Police Department's D.A.R.E. Unit achieved accredidation as the State of Hawaii Training Center further spreading D.A.R.E. throughout the Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Samoa, Saipan, Guam, the Marshall Islands, and to all the branches of the United States Armed Forces in the Pacific Region.

 

     DARE America educators continued work to improve the curriculum, eventually achieving its acknowledgment as a School, Research, and Evidence-based program.

 

     Today's officers utilize D.A.R.E.'S "Keepin it REAL" curriculum to teach young students how to handle difficult personal problems such as substance abuse, peer pressure, and bullying.

             The Honolulu Police Departments DARE Unit continues to help kids make healthy choices to live lives free from drugs and violence.

                                                                                                                                            


Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope

2019 DARE Officer Training Graduates

2019 DARE Officer Training Graduates

2019 Iliahi Elementary School

2019 Iliahi Elementary School

2019 Holomua Elementary Graduation

2019 Holomua Elementary Graduation

2019 Mililani Ike Elementary School

2019 Mililani Ike Elementary School

2019 Waimanalo Elementary DARE Students

2019 Waimanalo Elementary DARE Students

2019 Iroquois Point Elementary School

2019 Iroquois Point Elementary School

Wilson Elementary School Job Fair

Wilson Elementary School Job Fair

DARE America Mentor Officer Training

DARE America Mentor Officer Training

Kalihi Christmas Parade

Kalihi Christmas Parade

D.A.R.E. culmination

D.A.R.E. culmination

Bishop Museum Kids Health Day

Bishop Museum Kids Health Day

D.A.R.E. Instructors and Mentors

D.A.R.E. Instructors and Mentors

Preschool Lessons

Preschool Lessons

33rd D.A.R.E. Officer Training Culmination

33rd D.A.R.E. Officer Training Culmination

33rd D.A.R.E. Officer Training

33rd D.A.R.E. Officer Training

Mascot Daren The Lion at Seagull Pre School

Mascot Daren The Lion at Seagull Pre School

Seagull Preschool

Seagull Preschool

Seagull Preschool

Seagull Preschool

Princess Kaiulani Elementary School Health Fair

Princess Kaiulani Elementary School Health Fair

Iliahi Elementary Graduation

Iliahi Elementary Graduation

Recap of Pre-school Lessons

Recap of Pre-school Lessons

Ewa Beach Elementary School

Ewa Beach Elementary School

D.A.R.E. Mascot - DAREN The Lion

D.A.R.E. Mascot - DAREN The Lion

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Officers Darley and Flores display the DARE vehicles at the Hawaii Convoy of Hope at Aloha Stadium. The event assembles local businesses, churches, and charities to offer free groceries, haircuts, and health check-ups to hundreds of needy families. First responder vehicles were on exhibit for picture taking.

HPD'S State of Hawaii Training Center conducted DARE Officer Training from July 8 through July 19, 2019. Law enforcement officers from the outer islands and the military attended the intensive 2-week course and were certified as DARE Instructors during the culmination ceremony on the last day.

DARE Students take a pictures with Officer Thomas Darley and Daren the Lion following their DARE graduation ceremony at Iliahi School.

DARE students of Holomua Elementary School proudly display their new folders following their DARE Graduation Ceremony.

Officer Thomas Darley gives one of his teachers the "Good-To-Go" shaka sign on DARE Graduation Day at Mililani Ike School.

DARE Officer Wallace Salazar Jr. poses with one of his graduating classes from Waimanalo Elementary School

Elementary students of Iroquois Point School pose with Officer Wallace Salazar Jr. after their DARE Graduation ceremony.

DARE Officer D. LACUATA re-visited students at Wilson Elementary School as part of the yearly job fair event. He spoke with Kindergarten kids and showed what it was like to be a police officer.

HPD DARE Instructor(s)D. LACUATA, H. ARRIBA and E. LORICA
Completed the Mentorship training held in Sandy, UTAH. This is the first step in achieving their certification which will allow them to train DARE Instructors.

It is about that time again for D.A.R.E. unit to join the 2017 Kalihi Christmas parade. This year, a newly designed Ford Taurus added to the other D.A.R.E. vehicles which will be used on graduations, events and parades. Newly appointed Honolulu Chief Police Susan Ballard was among the participants.

Standing with the 5th graders is their teacher Mrs. Tammy HANAFUSA, who guided them with D.A.R.E. essay. The D.A.R.E. essay is a crucial part in completing the D.A.R.E. curriculum. Also in the picture is Corporal D. LACUATA who delivered the lessons to help them make the right choices.

Pictured here are D.A.R.E. officer(s) Sergeant F. DEGALA and Corporal D. LACUATA during kids health day event.

HPD,Military D.A.R.E. Instructors and mentors posed on stage after a successful event celebrating the 30th D.A.R.E. Anniversary held at Pearlridge Shopping Center.

On 9-27-2017, DARE unit held a presentation over at Jikoen Hongwanji on the dangers of non food items and speaking with a stranger. Kids also learned how they can help others by learning 911 emergency.

Newly certified D.A.R.E. Instructors awaiting to received their instructor pins during 33rd D.A.R.E. Officer Training Culmination.

D.A.R.E. Mentors, Instructors and Educators meet and greet Acting Chief C. OKIMOTO and Acting Major J. RICHARDS prior to the start of the 33rd D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT).

Pre school age children were getting used to D.A.R.E. Mascot Daren The Lion with a 'High Five's". On 7-11-2017, the kids learned lesson why it is important to know things around them.

D.A.R.E. Instructor D. LACUATA and Educators from Seagull Preschool teamed up to help kids learn how to be safe around strangers, recognizing traffic signs and the importance of observing the things around them.

D.A.R.E. Instructor D. LACUATA and Educators from Seagull Preschool teamed up to help kids learn how to be safe around strangers, recognizing traffic signs and the importance of observing the things around them.

Interaction with D.A.R.E. Officers got kids smiling while participating at Princess Kaiulani Elementary School health fair.

D.A.R.E. Instructor T. DARLEY has been instrumental in guiding 5th graders who completed 10 Lessons to help them make wise decisions.

On 5-23-2017, CPL. M. MONCREASE (Left), Daren The Lion (Center) and Sgt. F. DEGALA (Right) were at Saint Anthony of Padua Pre-School (Kailua) to discuss ways on how to be safe around strangers. Pre-school age children also learned to recognize street and pedestrian signs.

Always a proud moment to see kids learning and understanding D.A.R.E. curriculum. Pictured here are 5th graders from Ewa Beach Elementary School.

DAREN The Lion entertained kids during D.A.R.E. graduation at Ala Wai Elementary School. Corporal D. LACUATA has been instrumental in guiding kids on how to make safe and responsible decision.




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