Tuesday, July 28, 2015


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.  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.