MPD officers spent 10 weeks with the students, teaching them how to ‘just say no’ to dangerous situations.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police celebrated with hundreds of local students as they graduated from the D.A.R.E. program Wednesday.

For 40 years, D.A.R.E. has been teaching children about the dangers of high-risk situations with alcohol, drugs, and bullying.

MPD officers spent 10 weeks with the kids, teaching them how to ‘just say no’ to dangerous situations.

MPD said a total of 369 students from several Memphis area schools graduated Wednesday.

PCA celebrates D.A.R.E. milestone

PCA celebrates D.A.R.E. milestone

From The Lufkin Daily News

Pineywoods Community Academy students wore their D.A.R.E. shirts to school Thursday as the school marked the 41st anniversary of the creation of the program. Started in 1983, the “Drug Abuse Resistance Education” program, or D.A.R.E., was…