New DARE vehicle arrives in Wellington

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Alley Armank · 172 weeks ago By the way, after all of this, I just want to you that your vehicle looks catchy. They did a great job and wrap it efficiently. I saw these type of Truck wraps in NJ by the name of Company and a little list or their specialties. Now, It’s natural and an eye-catching way to advertise companies, brands, and products. Report Reply 0 replies · active 172 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Seeing a need for the department, as well as the community, Officer James Yunker approached Police Chief Tracy Heath about purchasing a vehicle for the local D.A.R.E. program.“I was trying to find a way to purchase a vehicle, so I talked to Sheriff Chambers, and he donated the vehicle,” Yunker said.Yunker is the School Resource Officer, as well as a patrol officer, and is in charge of the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and S.A.F.E. (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) programs within the Wellington school district.The 2007 Dodge Durango has 108,000 miles on it, and was previously a Sheriff’s patrol vehicle, but had to be faded out due to high mileage.“Chief and I came up with the design, then Mighty Wrap in Wichita did it,” Yunker said. “It was paid for out of the D.A.R.E. fund.”Yunker said he hopes the vehicle will increase visibility of the program and social interactions beyond the parade. D.A.R.E. is essentially for fifth grade students, but this will allow more social interation within the community.“It will add to not only the police department, but the city of Wellington, and be an advocate for safety and education regarding abuse and violence,” Yunker said.The police department received the vehicle in April, and have been waiting on light and console installation. Dick Goodrum of Emergency Fire Equipment in Mayfield, installed the red and blue lights, as the sheriff’s department uses his services. Once the console arrives, Goodrum will install it, and the Durango will be ready for patrol duty. Yunker said that he literally just picked up the vehicle prior to the Wheat Festival parade on Friday.“I think by having it in the parade, it has a huge positive outcome,” Yunker said. “Specialized vehicles increase the solidity of the program. It’s been proven throught the Department of Justice, if you patrol in specialized vehicles, it helps in handling special circumstances or problems, not necessarily crime, but kids look at the vehicles, and it makes a positive impact on them. It will aid in criminal instances, D.A.R.E. Camp, Service Day, and different school functions throughout the year.”The D.A.R.E. Dodge Durango will become Yunker’s personal police cruiser, which he will drive to his office at Wellington High School daily. He will also patrol in the vehicle, and yes, can arrest people while driving the vehicle.“It will be a good, positive thing that kids will really like to be involved in and be part of,” Yunker said. “I think it will serve well. The high school kids are even going to love it.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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