West Warwick Police Department
Drug Abuse Resistance Education
D.A.R.E. is substance abuse prevention education and much more!
This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in
OVER THE COURSE OF THE PAST THREE YEARS, WELL OVER 220 COMMUNITIES HAVE STARTED
D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
The D.A.R.E. curriculum is designed to be taught by police officers whose training and experience gave them the background needed to answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students about drugs and crime.
D.A.R.E. goes beyond traditional drug abuse and violence prevention programs. It gives children the skills needed to recognize and resist the subtle and overt pressures that cause them to experiment with drugs or become involved in gangs or violent activities.
D.A.R.E. is universally viewed as an internationally recognized model of community policing. The United States Department of Justice has identified how D.A.R.E. benefits local communities:
Det. Lt. John Malloy
Planning and Training West Warwick Police
Det. Sgt. J. Peter McConaghy
West Warwick Diversion Board
Ptlw. Sandra Marinucci
DARE/Community Policing Officer
Ptlm. Nicholas Muschiano
School Resource Officer
825-7270 Community Center
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