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Workday, company founder donate new DARE program vehicle to Pleasanton police

Eye-catching vehicle to be used in anti-drug/violence presentations at schools, community events

Workday, Inc. and its co-chief executive officer Dave Duffield have donated a new Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid to the Pleasanton Police Department for use in its Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program.

The new vehicle will replace the department's aging 1997 Chevrolet Suburban DARE car.

The new vehicle, which is fully outfitted as an emergency vehicle, is painted in eye-catching DARE colors to draw the attention of youths in the community. Technology integrated into the vehicle includes video and audio equipment to be used for various presentations and interactive lessons at schools and community events

"This vehicle will be an effective tool to help the police department increase community outreach, connect with our youth and partner with our business community to successfully spread a critical anti-drug and violence message," said Police Chief Dave Spiller in accepting the Workday and Duffield gift.

DARE is a nationally recognized youth outreach program aimed at reducing drug abuse and violence among school aged youth. Pleasanton police have been teaching DARE in Pleasanton schools for the past 25 years as part of the department's program to forge significant relationships between the community and school district.

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Workday, company founder donate new DARE program vehicle to Pleasanton police

Eye-catching vehicle to be used in anti-drug/violence presentations at schools, community events

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Thu, Aug 15, 2013, 8:19 am
Updated: Mon, Aug 26, 2013, 7:37 am

Workday, Inc. and its co-chief executive officer Dave Duffield have donated a new Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid to the Pleasanton Police Department for use in its Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program.

The new vehicle will replace the department's aging 1997 Chevrolet Suburban DARE car.

The new vehicle, which is fully outfitted as an emergency vehicle, is painted in eye-catching DARE colors to draw the attention of youths in the community. Technology integrated into the vehicle includes video and audio equipment to be used for various presentations and interactive lessons at schools and community events

"This vehicle will be an effective tool to help the police department increase community outreach, connect with our youth and partner with our business community to successfully spread a critical anti-drug and violence message," said Police Chief Dave Spiller in accepting the Workday and Duffield gift.

DARE is a nationally recognized youth outreach program aimed at reducing drug abuse and violence among school aged youth. Pleasanton police have been teaching DARE in Pleasanton schools for the past 25 years as part of the department's program to forge significant relationships between the community and school district.

Workday, which is headquartered at 6230 Stoneridge Mall Road in Pleasanton, is a provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance.

Comments

BellaMenti
Oak Tree Acres
on Aug 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm
BellaMenti , Oak Tree Acres
on Aug 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Yea,Dave!!
So glad you are back here in P-Town!!!

The student's families are not the only ones who are grateful. Teachers, Administrators, and Educational Therapists (like me) are quietly doing our own private happy dance back here behind the browser... sooooooo grateful!!

You rock!!


bellamenti
Amador Estates
on Aug 22, 2013 at 9:04 am
bellamenti, Amador Estates
on Aug 22, 2013 at 9:04 am

Gratitude:
I'd like to invite others to join me in thanking Workday, and Mr. Duffield, founder of People Sof--which was nearly single handedly responsible for driving up the value of most homes in this valley starting 15 years ago--for gifting our town support for our children being able to say No to pushers. This gift will help mitigate that.
...


Scott Walsh
Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 22, 2013 at 9:38 am
Scott Walsh, Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

Great act on part of Workday but my opinion is that the DARE program does not work. Drugs are a big problem in Pleasanton and elsewhere. Too bad the PUSD cannot see this. Nor the City. My opinion only because DARE cannot overcome the Peer Pressure "issue" among students. Time and money spent on a program that lacks. A waste. Not a personal attack on those who administer the program or teach it.


bellamenti
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 23, 2013 at 8:35 am
bellamenti, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

Hi Scott,
I appreciate you using your full name. I gather that you have some information at the tips of your fingers here to have such strong opinions (lots of them in such a short paragraph).
To be *helpful* here, or perhaps an op ed,
please explain/educate us...with facts. Maybe some good can come out of what you know. I believe we are all trying to do our best (you, me, Dave, The City,...), even make the best decisions we all can. So, if the Powers That Be missed something that was to lead them to a better, more effective decision, perhaps you can provide it here in black and white.
After defining your terms such as, "not" and "work" as in "does not work," hopefully you can also take some time and effort to provide readers like me with,
Who
What
When
Where
How
because I really don't know the facts that may have gone into a decision, and perhaps I should...perhaps we all should.
Very sincerely and thank you in advance,
Kathryn


bellamenti
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 23, 2013 at 8:38 am
bellamenti, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 23, 2013 at 8:38 am

* the above may read like I participate in city processes...I don't. I am simply a citizen of this town. When I say, "do our best" I mean, in life.
=D


Ptown Parent
Laguna Oaks
on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:00 am
Ptown Parent, Laguna Oaks
on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:00 am

While I appreciate Scott's feedback, I think it's important to remember that the DARE program can't and should not replace good old fashioned parenting. Both of my kids have participated in DARE. Both received great information from the program. Keeping them on track--especially given the real pressures they face--is our job.


Ptown Parent
Laguna Oaks
on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:05 am
Ptown Parent, Laguna Oaks
on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:05 am

P.S. Thank you to Dave & WorkDay for the wonderful donation. I think we saw the new vehicle at 1st Wednesday and it was very nice.


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