Police - News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14th 2008
CONTACT: Matt Barnett
Public Information Officer
Glendale Police D.A.R.E. Truck Wins Best in Class at
World Of Wheels
The Glendale Police Department’s 2005 Chevrolet D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) pick-up won 1st place at the 39th annual World Of Wheels car show held at the University Of Phoenix Stadium this past weekend. (1/12-1/13)
The truck won best in class honors in the conservative pick-up, 1988 thru 2005 category.
The truck has been extensively customized by Lucky Luciano’s custom paint and AutoStyle Inc., two local businesses who donate their time and products to make the D.A.R.E. vehicles attractive to the kids.
The kids at school see the cool truck with all sorts of goodies including loud stereos, custom paint and wheels and even Sony Playstation video games with televisions in the bed of the truck. This brings the kids to the D.A.R.E. officer and starts up conversations. The kids then feel at ease and comfortable approaching the officer and greatly enhances the relationships between the police and students so they can talk about drug prevention and staying out of trouble.
The Glendale Police Department teaches the D.A.R.E. program to 5th and 6th graders in about a dozen schools the City of Glendale.