An acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, D.A.R.E. was developed by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1983 to reinforce positive values that parents should teach their children at home about resisting drugs and avoiding violence.
The Stillwater Police Department began utilizing the D.A.R.E. program in 1988 and has found the program to be extremely rewarding. An officer in the department’s recruiting and training unit is assigned as a D.A.R.E. Officer and works closely with the public school system to make the program a success. The D.A.R.E. Officer conducts regularly scheduled classes within the Stillwater Junior High School.
The D.A.R.E. Officer receives specialized training in presenting various aspects of the program and coordinating community involvement and assistance as well as working with other law enforcement agencies in coordinating D.A.R.E. programs and events. If you would like more information regarding the availability of D.A.R.E. programs, please contact (405) 742-8319.