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JPD cycling for Jonesboro DARE program

The Jonesboro Police Department is working alongside members of the community to raise awareness about the DARE program. The Jonesboro Police Department is working alongside members of the community to raise awareness about the DARE program.

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The Jonesboro Police Department is working alongside members of the community to raise awareness about the DARE program.

Officers left with 6 volunteer cyclists this morning.  They'll be biking from Cardwell, Missouri to Lilly, Louisiana.

The Jonesboro DARE program focuses on education and prevention of drugs with sixth graders. 

Cyclist Andy Shatley says they want to do their part to help fight the drug problem.  "We want to do anything that we can do to raise money to help fight the drug issues in our community." Shatley says. "We think by bringing attention to the DARE program and the things that they do and help fund that, we feel like we're helping them bring dollars into that program that's helping our community."

They plan on making the 300 mile ride in 24 hours.

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