City Schools SRO completes DARE training

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February 5, 2022 – 7:54 p.m.

Press release:

A graduation ceremony was held Feb. 4 at the NYS Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls to recognize officers from across New York State who have completed the intense two-week training school to become instructors. DARE certified.

Officer Miah Stevens, the Department officer assigned to the Batavia City School District as the School Resource Officer, completed the training and was recognized for his hard work and dedication to the DARE program.

Officer Stevens is now certified to teach the DARE curriculum to K-12 students.

DARE is more than just a “drug resistance” program. DARE’s mission and vision statements embody what the revamped program is all about; The DARE Mission “To teach students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.”

The DARE Vision, “A world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance use, and other harmful behaviors.”

“We look forward to partnering with the Batavia City School District to bring this important program to students in the district and continue to build relationships throughout the community.” said Chief Shawn Heubusch. “Congratulations to Officer Stevens for completing such a large and intense training program.”

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