Since its inception in January 1992, more than 8,500 elementary school students have received training in the The Drug Awareness Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program.
The D.A.R.E. curriculum consists of 10 lessons designed to be taught in 40-45 minute segments. The lessons include a variety of teaching modalities aimed at encouraging student participation such as group work, role-plays, pair discussion, and games.
The curriculum for the D.A.R.E. program is designed to allow each student an opportunity to be more involved in their learning. The lessons promote interaction among students and their peers, and with their teachers. Officers teach approximately 450 5th and 6th Grade students in the D.A.R.E. curriculum each school year.
A Bulldog Hotline has been established for students or parents to report any crime or prevention information at 816-316-5297.