Former DARE Officer Arrested For Stealing Money From Students
Sergeant Jason Doyle has been placed behind bars after allegedly charging students who participated in his Drug Abuse Resistance Educator (DARE) classes "fees."
Louisiana State Police Trooper Jared Sandifer says they were contacted by Doyle's former boss, Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps, about the alleged scam that Doyle was running. They began to investigate immediately. "DARE is a federally funded grant program and there's no need to collect fees from students," says Sandifer.
Sandifer says it appears Doyle has been doing this for the past three years at several schools in Baker. He says Doyle is charged with theft and malfeasance in office.