Chief Donna Higbee of the Galloway Township Police Department is pleased to announce the return of D.A.R.E. America to Galloway Township Schools. Drug Abuse Resistance Education has been absent from Galloway Township for almost 20 years.
We are so excited and proud to be able to help educate our youth in this area; to be able to bring a curriculum that addresses drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other high risk circumstances that today are too often a part of students’ lives.
D.A.R.E. envisions a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.
On Friday May 27th, the Galloway Township Police Department graduated 4 Officers from the D.A.R.E. America course with the intent of directing0 education to the Township’s 5th through 8th grades both public and private schools.
This is the 2nd phase of Chief Higbee’s return to community policing with Law Enforcement in the schools. In March 2016 she implemented the ‘Officer Phil’ program in grades K-4 throughout the Township public and private schools. She is currently working on implementing an education program involving more police interaction in the high schools.
In May 2016 she held a parent symposium along with Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District and Stockton University to promote awareness in the areas of prescription drugs and heroin abuse as well as Cyberbullying and Sexting.
The Galloway Township Police Department is extremely grateful to area business owner, Michael Charlton of ICON Hospitality for sponsoring the graphics for our D.A.R.E. police car which will be on display at National Night Out.
Pictured are Chief Higbee and the 4 graduates, Officers, Carolyn Kelly, Justin Butler, Kevin Jorgensen and Matthew Worth.