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Merritt RCMP officer honored for work with DARE Program.

S/Sgt Lorne Wood says Cst Rose Grant is the longest serving DARE instructor in E Division and has taught numerous youth the importance of saying no to drugs in both the Nicola Valley and Port Alberni the past 15 years.

A ceremony was held yesterday at the detachment to acknowledge the anniversary.

"It is a huge thing anytime we can push a child in the right direction so to speak and do more with their life. And, Rose has been doing this the last 15-years and influence young people all across the province."

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program provides students in Grades 5 and 6 with decision making skills for any life scenarios, in addition to building relationships between RCMP and youth.

 

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