First responders education students during D.A.R.E Day

Louisiana State Police Troop E, In partnerships with Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, Alexandria, La Police Department, Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, Pineville Police Department, Acadian Ambulance, Pineville City Marshal and the Alexandria Fire Department, participated in the annual Rapides Parish D.A.R.E Unit Zoo Day in Alexandria on April 18.
The students voted on the DARE cars that were on display before they entered the Alexandria Zoological Park for a day of visiting its residents. East Batron Rouge Sheriff’s Office unit 4303 took home the first-place trophy as selected by the students of Rapides Parish.
D.A.R.E is a drug abuse prevention education program intended to give elementary school children skills to resist peer pressure to use tobacco, drugs, and alcohol.
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