Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program Graduation

Press Release- 29 May 2018:  Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program Graduation- PJCSD Anna S. Kuhl  Elementary School 2018.

Congratulations to DARE Officer Nicole McGowan and the 5th grade students at ASK Elementary School for completing the ten week Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches our 5th graders life lessons and valuable tools to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. DARE Officer McGowan spent 10 weeks with each 5th grade class teaching students these lifelong skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.

D.A.R.E. is the bridge to building trust and positive community-police relations offering students the opportunity to gain a trustworthy role model, develop a positive attitude toward law enforcement personnel, and acquire greater respect for the law. After the completion of today’s ceremony, the graduates were treated to a picnic and afternoon of fun, games and music by DJ G Entertainment!

The DARE Program provided at the Port Jervis City School District is a  nationally recognized prevention education program provided by the Port Jervis Police Department for 5th grade district students at ASK Elementary School and by DARE Officer Frank McGrath of the Town of Deerpark Police Department for 5th grade students at Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School who graduated the program earlier this year.  DARE is truly a successful collaboration of the, Port Jervis City School District, the Town of Deerpark, the City of Port Jervis and our community sponsors.

We extend our gratitude for the successful completion of the ASK program today to Officer McGowan, the City of Port Jervis, Port Jervis City School District Administration, ASK Principal Mr. Cancredi and Assistant Principal Mrs. Ey, the teachers and staff at ASK Elementary School, ASK PTA, 5th Grade teachers Ms. Carlton, Mr. Hartman, Mrs. Larsen, Mrs, Murphy, Mrs. Silko, Mrs, Rearer, and Mrs. Sheehan, ASK Music teacher Mrs. Halpenny, and to our proud community supporters: Bavoso and Plotsky, Court Madonna Catholic Daughters, Port Jervis Police Benevolent Association, Double M Vending, Econo-Tree Stephen Dewitt, Hawk’s Nest Reality, Jim Reyle State Farm Insurance, Johnson and Conroy Insurance, Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Anthony’s Fierce Designs, Nice and Neat Cleaning Center, Port Jervis Fire Department, RC Lain Insurance

Click on the following link to access photos:  http://pjschools.org/photo-galleries/2017-18/ASK%20Dare/index.cfm 

William J. Worden, MPA
Chief of Police
Port Jervis Police Department
20 Hammond St
Port Jervis, NY 12771
Office: (845)856-5101
Fax: (845)858-4078

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