Wayne County, IN Sheriff's Office   

D.A.R.E. Program

The Sheriff's Office takes proactive efforts toward helping our youth. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program and other education programs have called for new and positive interactions between police and youth. The Sheriff's Office conducts summer outreach and child registry programs, sponsors Explorers Post, participates in youth bowling leagues, recruits middle school students for summer camps and provides a variety of other education programs in our schools.

D.A.R.E. teaches kids how to recognize and resist the direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drugs. And since between 70% and 90% of all crime is drug related, it is absolutely vital that we reach the children of America before it is too late.

The D.A.R.E. program is usually introduced to children in the 5th or 6th grade. A specially trained officer comes into your school and teaches the children. D.A.R.E. has launched a new elementary and a new middle school curriculum this year.

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