The Oelwein Police Department has a new D.A.R.E. Officer.
Last October, Officer Brandon DeJong attended D.A.R.E. school in Des Moines to become a certified D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officer.
D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons taught from Kindergarten through 12 grade. The D.A.R.E. program is more than just drug prevention education; it teaches students good decision making skills to help them avoid high-risk behavior to ensure they grow up healthy, safe and secure.
Officer DeJong started teaching the Oelwein D.A.R.E. program to 110 Oelwein 6th grade students at the Oelwein Middle School and Sacred Heart School this past January. On Friday, March 18th, a D.A.R.E. Graduation at the Oelwein Middle School was held to honor these students. KWWL weekend news anchor, Danielle Wagner, was the guest speaker at the event.
Oelwein D.A.R.E. Officer Brandon DeJong
Oelwein D.A.R.E. Officer Brandon DeJong lead the D.A.R.E. Graduation at the Oelwein Middle School on Friday, March 18th
Guest Speaker at the Oelwein D.A.R.E. Graduation was KWWL Weekend News Anchor Danielle Wagner