January 23, 2018

D.A.R.E. America Policies & Procedures


If you have any questions regarding the national policies and procedures, please call Frank Pegueros, President/CEO at 800.223.3273.

Welcome to the rules of the road! The D.A.R.E. national policies and trademark regulations have been placed in this section.

D.A.R.E. is the national symbol for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program which, in partnership with police officers, parents and schools is in use throughout the United States. All D.A.R.E. officers are members of affiliated agencies that accept a shared responsibility to protect the trademark and ensure that unauthorized use does not occur. Promotional companies and silk screen printers continue to be a problem whenever they reproduce D.A.R.E. merchandise items using any of the registered marks.

Unlicensed vendors, both corporately and individually, are committing a federal felony subject to five years imprisonment. In addition, the integrity of the entire D.A.R.E. program suffers, quality control over the merchandise is lost and unlicensed vendors deprive local D.A.R.E. programs of needed funds.

There are a lot of questions regarding the use of the D.A.R.E. trademarks. D.A.R.E. America is mandated by law to continue to enforce proper use of its registered marks therefore it is essential that all D.A.R.E. officers and agencies understand the usage permitted under Federal Trademark Law. The law states that no one can use any of the D.A.R.E. trademarks without written permission. The one exception are D.A.R.E. agencies which can use the D.A.R.E. logo on stationary and business cards without formal written permission.

If you have any questions regarding the D.A.R.E. trademark usage or wish to report suspected violations, call 800.223.3273 and ask for Mistie Bell-Renfro, or email [email protected].


01-01 – Responsibilities of D.A.R.E. America Regional Directors

01-02 – Geographic Responsibilities for Regional Directors 

02-01 – Modification of Curricular Materials

03-01 – Standards for Training Centers

03-02 – D.A.R.E. State Coordinator / Program Administrator

03-03 – Selection Criteria for D.A.R.E. Training Facilitator

03-04 – Selection and Training of Training Center Educational Advisor

03-05 – Selection of Mentor Officer Candidates

03-06 – Certification of Mentor Officers

03-07 – Retention of Mentor Officer Status

04-01 – D.A.R.E. Officer Selection

04-02 – Rules of Conduct

04-03 – Proficiency Requirements

04-04 – Decertification/Suspension of D.A.R.E. Officer

04-05 – Requirements for Speciality Curricula Training

05-01 – Reporting Student Disclosures

06-01 – Request for Waiver from Policy and Procedures

06-02 – General Appeals Process

07-01 – Review of Conference Workshops

08-01 – Request for Training of Foreign Officers