Area Police Officers Complete Summer DARE Training
Three area law enforcement officers completed a two-week DARE training program this summer and graduated as DARE instructors last Friday. The new DARE instructors include Sergeant Jeff Ellis of the Haw River Police Department and Officers Jackie Justice and Carlos Gonzalez form the Burlington Police Department. DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The program provides school-aged children with the tools they need to make good decisions and avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence.