D.A.R.E. is an acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and began in Los Angeles, California. The Clark County Sheriff’s office began this program in 1988. We currently teach in 15 elementary schools and seven high schools with about 1600 kids a year. Our D.A.R.E. Deputies also teach our Safety Village Program in the summer to kids entering kindergarten. Click on link to view photos.
Sgt. Ronnie E. Lemen
Sgt. Ronnie E. Lemen is a twenty-two year law enforcement veteran who began his career in law enforcement after graduating from the Miami Valley Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1999. After graduation Sgt. Lemen worked for the German Township Police Department before being hired full time with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Assignments with the Sheriff’s Office include the Jail Division, Uniform Road Patrol Division, and the Criminal Investigation Division.
Sgt. Lemen was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2015. While serving as a sergeant he has been assigned to the Jail Division, Uniform Road Patrol Division, Vice and Organized Crime Unit and most recently the Administration and Community Education supervisor. Sgt. Lemen currently oversees the day to day operation for the CCW and Web-Check program, Township Deputies, School Resource Deputies, DARE Deputies, Cadet Program, and is the Police Administrator for the City of New Carlisle.
Sgt. Lemen holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice specializing in Major Crime Scene Investigation and Police Administration from Aspen University and is currently working towards his Masters in Police Administration from Columbia Southern University. Sgt. Lemen has also been the recipient of numerous department commendations and awards, to include, Supervisor of the Year. Sgt. Lemen is committed to the pursuit of excellence and community based policing concepts.
Phone: (937) 521-2064
Deputy Shaun C. Lisle
Deputy Shaun C. Lisle began his career with the Clark County Sheriff’s office in August of 2000. Deputy Lisle was appointed to the D.A.R.E. program in February of 2014. He completed an eighty hour D.A.R.E. training course in Columbus, Ohio in September of 2014. Deputy Lisle was certified to teach the D.A.R.E. Curriculum at the elementary, junior high, and high school levels. Deputy Lisle has served in the Uniform Patrol and Jail Divisions. He has received several awards including the Meritorious Service Award.
Phone: (937) 521-2104
Deputy Joshua D. Elliott
Deputy Joshua D. Elliott graduated from the Clark State Police Academy in 2014. He began his career in law enforcement at German Township and then transitioned over to the Clark County Park District. Deputy Elliott began his career at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in May of 2018. At the Sheriff’s Office, he has served in the Jail and Uniformed Patrol Divisions, and Metropolitan Specialized Position. In December 2022, Deputy Elliott was appointed to the D.A.R.E. program and will complete D.A.R.E. officer instructor training in March 2023.
Phone: (937) 521-2050