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DARE Day in Iowa will be held on April 6th, 2017.  This event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and be held at the Wallace Building, this is a new location this year.  Please place this on your calendar and make arrangements with your schools to attend.  We would like to know in advance how many are attending so email: iacop2@mchsi.com  the number of students you will be bringing. As long as your in Des Moines, make plans to tour the Capitol and take in some of the sights.

Bernie James, J.D., Professor of Law

March 10, 2017  8:00am – 4:00pm

Cost:  $75 

DARE (IA) / IASRO members $50

(Lunch provided)

Midwest Counter Drug Training Center

Johnston, Ia


Bernie James, a Professor of Constitutional at Pepperdine University, is a contributing editor to the NASRO Journal of School Safety. He specializes in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, and Education Law, and is author of the textbook Education Policy and the Law: Cases and Commentary and numerous articles on law, education, and religion. He lectures in the United States and Canada on constitutional issues, and serves as a commentator for the national and local media discussing U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

This one-day, specialized and customized National School Law Update has been designed at the urging of School Administrators and School Resource Officers from across the country. By addressing such timely subjects as:

o    School Related Legal Issues

o    Searching Students and Property in Schools

o    Miranda and School Interviews

o    Recent Changes in School Case Law

o    Sexual Harassment Issues

o    Due Process and Civil Liability

o    Bomb Threats and Liability

o    Using Drug Sniffing Dogs

o    Use of Surveillance Cameras

*Agenda subject to change at the discretion of the instructor

*Seating is limited…register today!

Co-Sponsored by:

Iowa Association of School Resource Officers (IASRO)

D.A.R.E. Iowa

CLICK  HERE for Registration Form

DARE Iowa will pay the registration for active DARE Officers.

DARE Officer Training ( DOT )

On September 23rd  DARE Iowa graduated 18 new DARE Officers from the 34th DARE Iowa DOT.  This years entire class had an exceptional first week meeting all the standards and objectives to continue on to week #2. The training team has commented on how hard working they have been and their attitude has made it an easy class to train. Most important is the fact that "ALL" in attendance seem to be here for the right reason...."The KIDS".  Week #2 went just as well and all Officers after completing their lesson presentations meeting the objectives once again, they were then allowed to visit the school in Norwalk. This was an excellent school to work with, Principal, office staff and especially the teachers were extremely helpful. They took time to critique the presentations and offered constructive comments that will be put to good use when they return home. Thanks to all the staff at the Lakewood Elementary School in Norwalk, Iowa. You really ROCK!

Congratulations to all the new DARE OFFICERS      


Sheriff Dan Peak, Facilitator for DARE Officer Training,  Sept.11th-23rd, 2016

Sheriff Dan Peak is just finishing his first term as Sheriff of Crawford County Kansas and will begin his second term in 2017. Dan has been a long time member of the DARE Iowa Training Team and we are fortunate to have him back this year to facilitate the training.

Dan has been in Law Enforcement for over 30 years. He received his DARE Officer Training in 1992 and was trained as a Mentor in 1994. Has served as the facilitator for the Kansas DARE Training Center as well. He has has had an exciting career with DARE and as a member of the DARE America and DARE International Training Cadres he has been sent to Brazil, Germany, and Okinawa. Dan has been married to Dianna for 31 years, 2 children-Chelsea and Taylor and the proud grandfather of Caylee and Tucker.

We are very fortunate to have Sheriff Peak return to Iowa for the DOT this September.

Officer Ken Brodrick

Ken has been in Law Enforcement since 1983. He received his DARE Certification in 1995 and was trained the following year as a Mentor. He has also received his certification as a School Resource Officer, SRO. Ken is certified to instruct all aspects of the DARE Curriculum. He has served as a Mentor of the Iowa Training Team for several years and we welcome him back in 2016.  Ken also serves the State of Oklahoma as the State Coordinator and continues to teach DARE to students in the Wyandotte, Fairland and Turkey Ford school districts. He has assisted with trainings in Kansas, Hawaii, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Germany and Japan.

Ken retired from the Miami,OK police department after 28 years and is now working for the Wyandotte Nation Police Department since 2011.   Ken is married to Lisa and father of 5 children, Matt, Andy, Anna, Alexis, and Braxton.

Deputy Tim Felton and Deputy Terry Dehmlow will also serve as Mentors for the 2016 Iowa DOT. John Sheahan will again serve as our Educational Advisor for this DOT.   For their information and bio, please look at the DARE Advisory Board page.