The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office has begun graduation ceremonies for more than 500 Bossier Parish 5th graders who have successfully completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program at Bossier Parish elementary schools.  

Over the next two weeks, D.A.R.E students at all seven Bossier elementary schools who have successfully completed the program will be graduating.

In the accompanying photo, Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington congratulates Jheromy Metcalf at Bossier Elementary School.  He's one of 52 graduates of the D.A.R.E program at his school.