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Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is proud to participate in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program, which teaches children about the dangers of drug and alcohol use and the violence which often accompanies it. The program educates students to make good, wise, and healthy decisions that not just affect them now, but into the distant future.

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children in 5ft grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug- and violence-free lives.

About The Program

Facing unparalleled drug abuse among our youth in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, visionary Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates and the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1983 launched an unprecedented and innovative substance abuse prevention education program – Drug Abuse Resistance Education.

With each passing year, D.A.R.E.’s success was seen in classrooms and homes leading to rapid growth and expansion. As each decade passed and success increased, the challenges facing children and families also grew. Today, through the leadership of D.A.R.E.’s dedicated Board of Directors, and the tireless commitment and hard work of tens of thousands of officers and educators throughout America and around the globe, D.A.R.E strives each day to achieve its vital mission…to fulfill a vision.

For More Information

Sgt. Gar Chappelear
Call  614-525-6317 
[email protected]