Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Introduces new DARE Vehicle

July 29, 2015

FAL_0296 (3)The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to introduce the citizens of Calvert County to the newest addition to the D.A.R.E. fleet. DFC Andre Mitchell, along with the design team at TNT Signs and Graphics Tim Wilhoit, Tammie Wilhoit and Sidney Belcher, worked tirelessly to create a design that would not only be eye catching, but also have a very distinct educational component.

Funds provided by the Calvert County Health Department Tobacco Compliance Grant were used to help pay for the wrap on the new D.A.R.E vehicle.

FAL_0313 (3)When you look at this stunning vehicle design, you will be greeted by an image of Daren the Lion reminding everyone of the dangers of tobacco use. When you see Daren again, on the other side of the Dare vehicle, he is reminding everyone to resist drugs and violence. \

This unique design involving flames, bolts, melted metal and solid steel plates will be sure to not only make an impression on the youth of Calvert County, but it will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on all the adults who see it also.

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program was created in 1983 in Los Angeles, California and since its inception, its message of making safe and responsible decisions and understanding the consequences of the decisions we make has been taught throughout the United States and around the world.

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9 Responses to Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Introduces new DARE Vehicle

  1. Annie Logan on July 29, 2015 at 9:41 am

    You really think a shrink wrapped car is going to make a difference in the drug problem (heron, opioids, etc) here in Calvert?
    Better to spend the money in enforcement…and treatment..not on a stupid car.

    • Dugg on July 29, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Anne! You should research D.A.R.E before you speak….D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education; it is usually taught by a police dept. D.A.R.E. officer. D.A.R.E. teaches you that you have a choice and how to figure out which one is right and which one is wrong. Maybe you should lay off the pills and get the full picture. It usually starts in elementary school if you didn’t know.

    • R3DDyN3cK on July 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      Didn’t they just do something the exact same thing like a year ago! Smh!..” I think Ima never do drugs now cause that truck looks cool now!Belen’s tax payers $$$$ on something little more efficient.

      • R3DDyN3cK on July 29, 2015 at 1:04 pm


  2. Dan on July 29, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    It appears Annie doesn’t see the full benefit to this. The kids love this stuff, and are much more willing to approach a vehicle that doesn’t present a threatening appearance to them. The car is merely one small piece of the overall DARE program, and cost generally isn’t an issue. In fact, I’d be willing to bet private donations were used.

    I think it looks sharp, but needs chrome wheels and a light bar. Just my $0.02 worth.

    • Dan on July 29, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      I should have read the article more closely. Grant funds were used, so cost really wasn’t an issue.

      • Anonymous on July 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm

        Yeah, everyone knows grant means “free.” The money just fell out of the sky. Waste of money. Next.

  3. Gov. Hulk Hogan on July 29, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Dare……… waste tax money.

  4. Aka on July 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Doesnt make much sense… Looks like a fire vehicle, not an anti drug message