D.A.R.E. IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION AND MUCH MORE!
Dickenson County Sheriff's Office provides students with 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. Our children are sure to benefit from this program.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 and has proven so successful that it has been implemented in thousands of schools throughout the United States and many other countries.
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. Mission
"Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives"
The D.A.R.E Mission
"A world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance use, and other dangerous behaviors."