The Cadiz Record
Cadiz Police Major Duncan Wiggins introduced himself as DARE program officer to Trigg County fifth graders last week. Wiggins took an hour with students to “answer their questions now, so they wouldn’t need to ask later.”
DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education is “the most popular, well known and effective drug prevention program in the world,” according to Wiggins. He said that the program began in 1983 in Los Angeles, California and that Kentucky was one of the first other states to start a DARE program. DARE is in its 20th year in Trigg County.
“The reason we are here to do this is because we care about you and what is going on in the world. We are teaching young people the harmful effects drugs have on bodies and families,” Wiggins said.
“I choose to do DARE because you guys are so important,” Wiggins said to the class. “One day you will be in my position, or a teacher, or run the city or county or even become the president.”
Wiggins discussed his duties as a police officer and showed off some of the equipment he uses daily, establishing a rapport with the students.
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