The D.A.R.E. Advisory Board serves to develop, promote, monitor and evaluate the D.A.R.E. Program throughout the state of Louisiana and regulate the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement regarding the performance of its duties in relation to the D.A.R.E. Program.
According to the executive order, the board is comprised of 13 members who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor, selected as follows:
The president of the Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers' Association, or the president’s designee;
One representative from the Governor's Drug Policy Board;
Two members from the Louisiana Sheriff's Association;
Two members from the Louisiana Chiefs of Police Association;
Two members from the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement;
One principal representing a Louisiana public school;
One teacher representing a Louisiana elementary school; and
Three members representing community interests.
Appointments to the D.A.R.E. Advisory Board are:
• Wes Watts, of Baton Rouge, is the Principal at Zachary High School. Watts will be appointed to serve as a principle representing a Louisiana public school, as required by executive order.
• Darren Powell, of Mandeville, is employed with the Mandeville Police Department. Powell will be appointed to serve as the president of the Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association, as required by executive order.