FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer:
August 5th, 2008
Cpl. Kevin Tieman
Cass County Sheriff's Office
Missouri D.A.R.E. Officers Association Conference
St. Louis, Mo. – The Missouri D.A.R.E. Officers Association held its annual conference in St. Louis
last month. The annual conference ran from July 28 to August 1, 2008 and attended by D.A.R.E. Officers
from around Missouri and surrounding states. The annual training conference is an opportunity to learn
the latest trends in drug usage and violent crimes that are affecting our youth. Officers learned about
teaching and facilitating new and updated D.A.R.E. Lessons.
Detective Stan Belk of the Harrisonville Police Department received this year’s President’s Award.
Detective Belk trained in 1989 as a D.A.R.E. Officer and has served as Region Representative to DARE for
Above: Missouri D.A.R.E. Officer Association President Kevin Tieman presents Detective Stan Belk with
the 2008 President’s Award.