Kennewick’s police chief was recently appointed to an advisory board of law enforcement officials for the national Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE, program.
Hohenberg, who became Kennewick’s first DARE officer in 1988, will join 15 other officials from international, state, county and local law enforcement agencies on the board, a release said.
“Chief Hohenberg’s support of the DARE program and his positive impact on Kennewick’s young students has been unparalleled,” said Frank Pegueros, president and CEO of DARE America, said in the release.
DARE focuses on teaching youth good decision-making skills to resist peer pressure to use alcohol, tobacco, drugs and other destructive behavior. The programs puts officers into schools to help spread its message.
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DARE America’s Executive Law Enforcement Advisory Board helps promote the organization’s outreach and expansion into communities,
Hohenberg has maintained his involvement in DARE throughout his career. He was named the DEA DARE Law Enforcement Executive of the Year in 2010.