Scott Graham - Mentor
_Wake Forest Police Department
_28+ Years of Law Enforcement Experience
_D.A.R.E. Certified Since 2004
_Mentor Certified Since 2007
_What I like most about being a D.A.R.E. Officer is that I love spending time with children and using my platform of being a police officer to teach kids how to make responsible decisions. The DARE program gives Officers the opportunity to be role models to kids and show them how to be good citizens in our community!

Lora Gilreath - Educator
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Training Staff 

Fred Riddick - Mentor
_Last Agency - Concord Police Department
_7+ Years of Law Enforcement Experience
_D.A.R.E. Certified Since 2018
_Mentor Certified Since 2023
_The thing I love most about being a DARE officer is showing the kids how to make the right choice, even if the right choice is awkward or unpopular. I also love relating the DDMM to their everyday life. Being a mentor is important to me because we need more officers to reach the children of NC. I want to show my passion to these officers and hopefully pass on my knowledge and love to the next generation of DARE Officers.


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Mike Paschal - Mentor
_Alamance County Sheriff's Office
_13+ Years of Law Enforcement Experience
_D.A.R.E. Certified Since 2016
_Mentor Certified Since 2023
_My favorite part of being a DARE Officer is knowing that I am helping kids learn to make good decisions that will affect the rest of their lives. I enjoy being a Mentor because I love seeing Officers grow and develop the same passion I have for helping kids make Safe and responsible Decisions.




Krystal Neil - Mentor
_Alamance County Sheriff's Office
_Mentor Certified Since 2021
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Roger Cook - Mentor
_Davidson County Sheriff's Office
_17+ Years of Law Enforcement Experience
_D.A.R.E. Certified Since 2018
_Mentor Certified Since 2020
_What I like most about being a D.A.R.E. Officer is being able to have that first interaction with students as a Law Enforcement Officer. Watching them grow and learn throughout the course of DARE and become more and more comfortable with not only Law Enforcement but with making wise and healthy choices. As a Mentor, I love to share my passion for this program and these children with other brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement. To hopefully allow my enthusiasm to help mold them into becoming great DARE Instructors.


Wendy Holmes - Mentor
_Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office
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Wayne Elmore - Mentor
_Troutman Police Department
_14+ Years of Law Enforcement Experience
_D.A.R.E. Certified Since 2018
_Mentor Certified Since 2021
_Being a DARE Officer you are giving students another tool that they can use throughout life to help them make better decisions. You may not know at that time the impact that you will have with teaching them. You are a seed planter, and when you see the seed start to grow they utilize what you have taught them to become a better student and eventually a better person.
Being a Mentor allows me to see the passion other officers have, where they want to be the best they can be and learn everything they can to teach the students at their school.

Ashley Frazier - Educator
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Jason Bennett - Mentor
_Alamance County Sheriff's Office
_16+ Years of Law Enforcement Experience
_D.A.R.E. Certified Since 2019
_Mentor Certified Since 2021
_I enjoy the connection with the student whether it be my D.A.R.E. students or the Officers wanting to be D.A.R.E. officers. I enjoy making a difference in kids' lives and being a part of my community in a positive light.

Richard Kratz - State Coordinator & Mentor 
_Mooresville Police Department
_14+ Years of Law Enforcement Experience
_D.A.R.E. Certified Since 2010
_Mentor Certified Since 2012
_My favorite part of being a DARE Officer, Mentor & State Coordinator is seeing a new fire burning in a student, child or Officer candidate.

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