In 2020, the New Bern Police Division noticed 335 drug violation stories primarily based on its neighborhood crime map. Final yr, that quantity decreased to 297, the identical yr Craven County’s D.A.R.E. program returned to Craven County Faculties.
This yr, the Craven County Sheriff’s Workplace and several other neighborhood companions want to improve the schooling and sources devoted to making sure the quantity continues to say no.
Craven County Companions In Schooling and the Craven County Sheriff’s Workplace introduced they are going to maintain a D.A.R.E. to Slime Fundraiser all through the month of Might.
D.A.R.E., which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Schooling is a nationwide program first instituted within the Eighties and rebooted in 2021-22 for Craven County Faculties.
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The cash raised will assist pay for the continued coaching of D.A.R.E. officers, each new and present. It can additionally help with buying instructing supplies and commencement provides. 1 / 4 of the cash raised shall be donated to the North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officers Affiliation, which supplies help and coaching for D.A.R.E. officers throughout the state.
Throughout final yr’s return of the D.A.R.E. program, the Sheriff’s Workplace introduced this system in 10 of Craven County’s elementary faculties. Its aim for the 2022-23 college yr is to current this system to all elementary faculties.
For the Slime Fundraiser, there are three fundraising ranges for collaborating faculties. For college students to slime a faculty useful resource officer, the varsity should increase $500; to slime a D.A.R.E. officer, it is $1,000; and to slime a faculty administrator, it is $2,000.
The primary place college may also get to slime Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes, the second-place college will get to slime Chief Deputy Tony Cummings, and the third-place college will get to slime Maj. David McFadyen.
Donations shall be collected starting Monday by Might 27. Those that want to donate can achieve this on-line at CravenPartners.com or by sending a examine to Darlene Brown, Craven County Companions in Schooling, 3600 Trent Highway, New Bern, NC 28562. Checks must be made out to PIE, with D.A.R.E. on the memo line.
Slime celebrations shall be held at every collaborating college the week of June 6-9.
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