Former Sergeant in St. Mary's County, MD Sheriff's Office
Pro to the question "Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)?"
"I was at the county fair a couple of years ago, and a woman who was probably 22 came running up to me and said, 'You were my DARE officer, and you're the reason I didn't do drugs... That type of stuff happens all the time, and that's what convinces me it's useful...
It was the type of job where you felt like you could make a difference... On patrol you lock the same people up over and over again. DARE was one of those rare things that was proactive instead of reactive."
"Sheriff's Race Could Hinge on Support for Drug Education" by Megan Greenwall, Washington Post, Nov. 6, 2006