Hello everyone and welcome to our D.A.R.E. website!
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation's school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world. Since 1988 it’s been a tradition with the Uhrichsville Police Department, Claymont City Schools, and Immaculate Conception Schools.
D.A.R.E. is a 12 week, police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. Prior to entering the D.A.R.E. program, officers undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and communication skills.
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. With recent changes in the D.A.R.E. program, D.A.R.E. now includes lessons on stress & stress management, good communication and bullying.
This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E.
During the course of D.A.R.E. I am assigned to the school two days a week to teach the D.A.R.E. program and assist the school with matters they see fit. As a former D.A.R.E. student, and now a D.A.R.E. instructor, I feel privileged to be able to stop back in the school where I had D.A.R.E. as a student, and now provide those skills and information to the younger generation as an officer. I enjoy working in the school and the time spent teaching and interacting with all of the students.
The D.A.R.E. program also emphasizes the involvement of Parents, School & Police, to help children with issues they may have, so feel free to contact me with questions or comments.
Good luck to all of the students this year!!
Sergeant Brandon McCray
Created By: Katie Grewell