December 10, 2017

D.A.R.E. envisions a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.

Launched in 1983, D.A.R.E. is a comprehensive K-12 education program taught in thousands of schools in America and 52 other countries. D.A.R.E. curricula address drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other high risk circumstances that today are too often a part of students’ lives.

Erin Freidline

Encounter with D.A.R.E. Officer First Sparked RCPD Lieutenant’s Desire to Serve Community

Freidline said meeting a female officer when she was a student made her want to pursue a job in law enforcement. Erin Freidline didn’t know early in life that she would be part of the police force. All she knew was a D.A.R.E. officer who visited her class in the sixth grade ignited something in […]

D.A.R.E. International Conference 2018

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D.A.R.E. Program in New Schools

Faulty reporting on D.A.R.E. is based on old information

The Washington Examiner . . . writes off the program as “failed,” as if it were some sort of settled fact. But . . . the evidence cited to that effect is completely outdated.

Number of US Counties with Drug Poisoning Deaths Involving Heroin Increases Nearly Five-Fold from 2000 to 2014

Rate per 100,000* of Age-Adjusted Deaths Involving Heroin, by U.S. County, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2014

D.A.R.E. Sweepstakes

D.A.R.E. Sweepstakes

D.A.R.E. Events Calendar

all-day New York D.A.R.E. Officer Traini... @ New York State Academy of Fire Science
New York D.A.R.E. Officer Traini... @ New York State Academy of Fire Science
Jan 15 – Jan 26 all-day
This course is designed for the sworn, certified, and experienced officer who is to be assigned as a D.A.R.E. officer in his/her community’s school system. This course is mandatory requirement for any department that wishes[...]
all-day Florida D.A.R.E. Officer Trainin... @ Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Florida D.A.R.E. Officer Trainin... @ Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Jan 29 – Feb 9 all-day
WHAT: D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT) WHEN: January 29 – February 9, 2018 Starting time of training each day: 8:00 a.m. Ending time of training each day: 5:00 p.m. INSTRUCTOR NAME: Inspector Jay Best WHERE: Omni[...]


RETRO BILL is the Official International D.A.R.E. Safety Buddy.
He is one of the most "in-demand" K-12th Grade Motivational Speakers in North America.

He makes learning about healthy decision making and positive self-esteem- FUN for all ages!