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What is D.A.R.E.?

D.A.R.E. is more than an anti-drug program

Education specialists specifically designed the D.A.R.E. curriculum for delivery by experienced law enforcement officers. Evaluations of D.A.R.E. have documented that an overwhelming majority of school administrators and teachers rated the D.A.R.E. officer as the best feature of the program.

Beyond the fact that D.A.R.E. officers have been shown to be effective classroom instructors, D.A.R.E. is a fine example of a community-oriented, positive police program. D.A.R.E. is not just a drug education program; it is crime and violence prevention in our nation's schools.

In 1990 we introduced the D.A.R.E. Program to our youth and since that time we have been working with our schools to provide this important program to your children.

Officer Christopher Richardson, a police officer with the Borough of Rockaway, presents the D.A.R.E. Program to our children. He helps to forge a relationship between children, parents, school officials and the police, all who are working together to keep our community drug-free.