Categories: Glenn News 14Mar Rep. Glenn applauds Midland County Project D.A.R.E. Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, left, congratulated Midland County Sheriff Scott Stephenson on a his successful Midland County Project D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program at a banquet in the Messiah Lutheran Church on March 13. “Midland County DARE saves young people’s lives, most importantly, and also saves tax dollars that would otherwise be required for additional law enforcement and incarceration costs,” Glenn said. “I commend Midland County Sheriff Stephenson and the Midland City Police for their leadership and commitment to this important program for Midland County youth.” The Midland County Sheriff’s office and the Midland City Police have provided D.A.R.E. training since 1990 to students in the Midland, Meridian, Bullock Creek, and Coleman public schools as well as to many parochial and private schools within Midland County. D.A.R.E.’s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug-and-violence-free lives. Additionally, it establishes positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders. The program puts law enforcement officers in the classroom and allows them to interact with students for multiple weeks, instructing students on the dangers of drug abuse including its long term effects, how to stand up to peer pressure, strategies for good decision-making, and how to combat bullying in their personal and academic life. More information about Midland County Project D.A.RE. is available from the Midland County Sheriff’s office at 989-839-4600 or online at CityofMidlandMI.gov/212/DARE.