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Chief Scott Marchand

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911 N. 7th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
208-234-6100

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P.O. Box 2877
Pocatello, ID 83206
 
 
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THE POCATELLO/CHUBBUCK D.A.R.E. CAR


THE MAKING OF THE D.A.R.E CAR
D.A.R.E CAR PHOTO ALBUM

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BACKGROUND ON THE NEW POCATELLO/CHUBBUCK D.A.R.E CAR

In 2009 the Pocatello Police Department took on a project to create a bold new D.A.R.E. vehicle.  The old D.A.R.E. car had several mechanical problems and the decision was made to replace the vehicle.  Funding for the vehicle came from local business and the Bannock County D.A.R.E. Board.  No tax payer funds were used in the making of the car.  The car was also made as a living tribute to long time D.A.R.E. Officer Dan Gilbert who recently passed away from Lou Gehrig's disease.    One of Officer Gilbert's friends Dean Molder, first approached D.A.R.E. Officer Kevin Nielsen about getting a new car, and used his contacts to help make the car what it is today.   The car features a custom airbrush flames.  Inside the flames are 8 hidden “ghost” messages that say “just say no”, “D.A.R.E.” and “not even once.” The car also features a trunk mount for an LED TV.  Officers can use this features to play videos or PowerPoint lessons from the back of the car.  Essentially the car becomes a teaching tool as well as a show car.


The car was unveiled at the 2010 ISU Chrome in the Dome Car show, and then put to work in the Pocatello and Chubbuck Elementary Schools.


In September of 2010 the new D.A.R.E car won a national award (see: The Idaho State Journal Article) from Law and Order Magazine, taking first place in the nation for best D.A.R.E. graphics. 

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU

We are very grateful to our many sponsors who helped make the D.A.R.E car project a success.  We'd like to especially thank:


McDonalds
All State Insurance
Colonial Funeral Home
Chad's Rentals
Pocatello Neighborhood Watch
Premier Properties
Kidds Dental
Pro Builders
Simplot
Air Exchange Technologies
Graphics provided by Sign Up
Custom Window and Tinting provided by Dave's Glass
Tire's Donated by Commercial Tire
Paint provided by National Coating and Supply
Air Brush Artists: Francisco Ibarra
ISU College of Technology
Gordon Wilks
Midas
PV Hogs
Best Towing
Lighting Solutions
Buzz Shop
Paul's Trophy
Ken Garff – West Valley Dodge

 

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D.A.R.E. is Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It is taught in the 5th or 6th grades in Pocatello to prepare our kids against the dangers of drugs and violence. Click here to learn more about the D.A.R.E program.
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