Alamance Deputies Receive Statewide D.A.R.E. Honors
Sergeant Chad Laws of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office was named the 2021 DARE Officer of the Year last week by the North Carolina DARE Officers’ Association. Laws has been a DARE officer for the past 20 years, including the past three with the Alamance Sheriff’s Office. DARE has been used in schools since 1983. Initially developed as a substance abuse prevention education program, its mission today is to teach students good decision-making skills and help them lead lives free from violence, substance use and other dangerous behaviors. In other DARE Program news, Deputy Michael Paschal was elected as First Vice President to the State DARE Association and Deputy Frieda Cox Neece was named as Treasurer.