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 isworking alongside members of the community to raise awareness about the DAREprogram.

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

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

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

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

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