D.A.R.E. Returns
The opioid epidemic, legalization concerns, and need for improved community-police relations make D.A.R.E. curricula a high priority. Read about the return of D.A.R.E. to the communities below:
Student becomes D.A.R.E. teacher

Student becomes D.A.R.E. teacher

Old Lyme resurrects drug prevention program for children
Meriden — At the Connecticut State Police Training Academy last week, Officer Stephen Hackett of the Old Lyme Police Department stood in front of a group of law enforcement colleagues who were playing the role…

Old Lyme Officer Revives D.A.R.E. Program After Two Decades Hiatus

Old Lyme Officer Revives D.A.R.E. Program After Two Decades Hiatus

Officer Stephen Hackett of the Old Lyme Police Department is set to become the town’s first Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) instructor in over two decades. With a new focus on skill-building, the updated D.A.R.E. program aims to empower the town’s youth to make responsible choices.

D.A.R.E. Returns to Conway, Missouri

D.A.R.E. Returns to Conway, Missouri

The Conway Elementary School D.A.R.E. Graduation was held on January 25, 2024. Fifty-seven students successfully completed the program. Deputy Jesse Sherrer of the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office did a great job teaching them good decision-making skills to help his...

D.A.R.E. Makes a Comeback in Chino Schools

D.A.R.E. Makes a Comeback in Chino Schools

The drug abuse resistance program D.A.R.E. has returned to Chino elementary schools after 20 years, with a focus on healthy decision-making skills and self-advocacy. Approximately 900 fifth-grade students in the Chino Valley Unified School District are participating…

D.A.R.E. Returning to Hennepin County, MN

D.A.R.E. Returning to Hennepin County, MN

Hennepin County Sheriff Dawanna Witt and Twin's Mascot, T.C., lead the D.A.R.E. parade at this year's D.A.R.E./Twins game on April 30th. Sheriff Witt is working with Minnesota D.A.R.E. to return D.A.R.E. to Hennepin Co. She believes in our children, prevention, and...

HCSO Hosts First D.A.R.E. Graduation in Over Two Decades

HCSO Hosts First D.A.R.E. Graduation in Over Two Decades

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has reinstituted their D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. On Friday, they hosted the inaugural graduation ceremony for D.A.R.E. at East Hamilton Middle School. The sheriff’s office...

D.A.R.E. Returns After Decades

D.A.R.E. Returns After Decades

D.A.R.E. has returned to the Bedford County Schools, according to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 20. D.A.R.E. is a 10-week program for 5th grade students that provides instruction on how to handle topics related to: good decision making, safe and…