Commanding officer proud of his DARE officers

It's the annual Drug Awareness Week in British Columbia

The third week of November 2012 is the annual Drug Awareness Week in British Columbia.

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens, the Commanding Officer of E Division, has declared Nov. 21 as D.A.R.E. Day to honor the work of over 250 uniformed police officers who teach the internationally recognized Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) program to thousands of British Columbian school children each year.

“We are extremely proud of our D.A.R.E. officers. They spend countless hours working with school children to equip them with the information and skills they need to make safe and responsible choices,” Deputy Commissioner Callens said. “As these children grow to be responsible citizens, they will lead healthier and more productive drug-free lives.”

For further information about the D.A.R.E. Program, contact RCMP Sgt. Gus Papagiannis of the Drugs and Organized Crime Awareness Service: gus.papagiannis@rcmp-grc.gc.ca).