Deputy Raymond Rowe named Wisconsin D.A.R.E. Officer of the year

(From left) Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Justin Miller, Deputy Raymond Rowe and Chief Deputy Sheriff Marc Levin at the award ceremony. /Submitted photo

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Rowe was named Wisconsin D.A.R.E. officer of the year for 2017.

The announcement was made at the Wisconsin D.A.R.E.Officers Association annual conference in Door County this week.

Locally the announcement was made by the Sheriff’s Department’s in this news release:

Sheriff David Beth with the entire Kenosha Sheriff’s Department is proud to announce that our own Deputy Friendly, Deputy Sheriff Ray Rowe, has been awarded the Wisconsin DARE Officer’s Association “DARE Officer of the Year for 2017”.      Dep. Rowe was honored on July 25th at the Wisconsin DARE Officer’s Annual Conference in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Dep. Rowe has been with the Department since January of 1997.  Dep. Rowe has proudly served the citizens of Kenosha County as Deputy Friendly since 2000.  In 2001, Dep. Rowe began teaching DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) for Kenosha’s City and County Elementary Schools.  The DARE curriculum teaches safe and responsible decision making and provides children with the skills to resist drug and alcohol abuse. Over his 16-year career as our DARE Officer, Dep. Rowe has educated thousands of our community’s children in some of their most important life lessons. The KSD and the community are fortunate to have Dep. Rowe as a positive role model to the youth in our schools and to his peers in the law enforcement profession. Congratulations to Dep. Ray Rowe!

Launched in 1983, D.A.R.E. is a K-12 education program taught in thousands of schools in America and 52 other countries. D.A.R.E. curricula address drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other high risk circumstances.

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