(Stafford)- Stafford Deputy Amanda Crabb has been selected from a group of 36 law enforcement personnel to receive the prestigious Gene Ayers D.A.R.E. Visionary Award at the completion of the Virginia D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2017.
The 80-hour training course certifies a police officer or deputy to teach the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) curriculum at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Deputy Crabb and other law enforcement personnel participated in the two-week D.A.R.E. training course that just finished in Suffolk.
The award is given to the student who the D.A.R.E. instructors and mentors believe brought vision, hard work and team spirit to their class. There is only one award given during each course and Deputy Crabb received it.
The award is named after Gene Ayers, a retired Virginia State Trooper and former State Coordinator for D.A.R.E. in Virginia. He received a number of national D.A.R.E awards.
Deputy Crabb has already started teaching D.A.R.E. classes.