WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program has been revived in the Mountain State.
Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard was named the first-ever statewide coordinator for the program in October.
New D.A.R.E. officers across the Tri-State area recently spent two weeks of intensive training at the Highlands Event Center.
As the D.A.R.E. program continues to grow across the country, their audience has expanded as well.
D.A.R.E. America contacted me, with all the work we’ve been doing with D.A.R.E. and everything. We’re trying to combat the drug issues. They’re teaching elementary lessons, they’re teaching middle school lessons and also high school, which is over-the-counter and opioid lessons. We even have a vaping lesson that’s involved. So, we’ll be able to teach these and we don’t just teach them elementary and then move on.Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard, West Virginia D.A.R.E. Coordinator
As the West Virginia D.A.R.E. Coordinator, Sheriff Howard says the youth remains his top priority.
- Newsfeed Now: Burn victim goes viral on TikTok; Sonic employees go over & beyond for 7-year-old in Arkansas
- State Troopers investigate officer involved shooting in Raleigh County
- Governor, lawmakers plan aid for small businesses, renters
- Coronavirus In West Virginia: DHHR confirms 4 COVID-19 related deaths; 176 new positive cases
- Titans home game against Steelers to be rescheduled for later in the season