Watertown’s Amy Beyl graduates from DARE instructor training in Pierre

July 11, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has recognized the 16 law enforcement officers from four states who graduated from the two-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) instructor training held June 12-23 at the state’s Law Enforcement Training Center in Pierre.

“D.A.R.E. is a program where law enforcement officers lead classroom discussion that teach children at all grade levels to resist peer pressure and lead productive lives that are free from harmful drugs and violence,” said Attorney General Jackley. “This course helps the officers fine-tune their teaching skills so they can better communicate with students.”

Participants spent more than 100 hours during the two weeks working on their classroom presentations and speaking skills.

Those graduating from D.A.R.E included Jake Folk, Milbank Police Department; Amy Beyl, Watertown Police Department; and Jeffrey Schmidt, Roberts County Sheriff’s Office.