SHERIFF’S DARE PROGRAM WINS SERVICE AWARD FROM THE FBI

SHERIFF’S DARE PROGRAM WINS SERVICE AWARD FROM THE FBI

The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program is the recipient of the 2006 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

Since 1990, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has publicly recognized the achievements of individuals and organizations within the area of drug and/or violence prevention by presenting them with the Director’s Community Leadership Award. Nominations are submitted by FBI employees, and each field office is given the opportunity to select one individual and/or organization that has had exemplary impact in the community.

“This award is a symbol of the dedication that each DARE officer has given to our programs and communities,” said Doña Ana County Sheriff Todd Garrison. “I could not be prouder of these people or of the successful program they represent.”

The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department DARE program was nominated for its direct and continuous involvement in successful prevention programs aimed at crime, drugs, gangs and violence within three of southern New Mexico’s school districts.

The award will be formally presented to the DARE Unit on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department training room. Current and past DARE officers have been invited to attend. The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department is located on the south end of the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd. in Las Cruces.
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