Chris Neuville is in his ninth year of running the DARE program in Door County and says his efforts are making a difference.
Neuville is a juvenile investigator with the Door County Sheriff's Department. He says he knows DARE -- Drug Abuse Resistance Education -- is working because he hears it from the kids themselves...
"I've had people come up to me that are in high school and they'll come shake my hand as I'm walking through the hallway and they'll say 'Officer Neuville thank you for what you taught me back in sixth grade' and they'll assure me that they stayed away from alcohol and drugs and were very proud of themselves for that," he says.
"Obviously there's a lot of kids that do go down the wrong path and do get involved with alcohol and drugs," says Neuville. "So when those kids are able to go down the right road they're pretty proud of themselves and I assure them that I'm proud of them as well."
All the graduates of the DARE program get a t-shirt. Neuville says the program isn't paid for by county taxpayers but through fundraisers. He says the largest of those is a classic auto show held on the last Saturday in August.