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The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program is an internationally recognized, model program created in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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Phone: 614-761-9498
Fax: 614-761-9509
Address: 6277 Riverside Dr., Ste. 2N, Dublin, OH 43017-5067

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D. A. R. E. to resist drugs and violence
Internationally Recognized Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program

Congratulations to Graduating DOT Class #70

Patrolman Christy Anderson, Springfield Twp. PD
Officer James Beckman, Springdale PD
Patrolman Christopher Camp, Rocky River PD
SRO Holly Cerny, Constantine PD (MI)
Deputy Benjamin Cooper, Erie Co SO
Sgt. William Criswell, Wheeling PD (WV)
Officer Ryan Curry, Youngstown PD
Patrolman Andrew Duffy, Mayfield Village PD

Deputy Ryan Gleespen, Summit Co SO
Officer Hope Hannah, Bluffton PD
Patrolman Jeffrey Harris, Copley PD
Deputy Mitchel Karner, Auglaize Co SO
Sgt. William McConnell, Fayette PD
Deputy Timothy Paul, Summit Co SO
Patrolman Samuel Pinkerton, Wintersville PD
Patrolman Daniel Rafferty, Copley PD

Officer Theresa Shean, Plymouth PD
Patrolman Mark Stefanac, Highland Heights PD
Deputy Matthew Stotz, Sandusky Co SO
Deputy Adam Trifiletti, Lorain Co SO
Officer Sarah Whitaker, Oakwood PD
Officer Barry Wisecup, Beavercreek PD
Deputy Robert Young, Highland Co SO

Learn About DARE


D.A.R.E. provides students from kindergarten through high school with the skills necessary to recognize and resist pressures to experiment with drugs and to avoid gangs and violence. Lessons emphasize self-esteem, decision making, interpersonal communications skills, the consequences of drug abuse, conflict resolution and positive alternatives to substance abuse.


In order to be certified to instruct D.A.R.E., a police officer is first interviewed by a panel of police executives, D.A.R.E. Officers and school administrators. If approved, the officer must then complete two weeks (80 hours) of intensive training by Ohio’s accredited Training Center.


The most important facet of D.A.R.E. is the use of specially trained police officers to deliver the curriculum within the schools. Police Officers are accepted as authorities on drug abuse, as they deal with drug abuse and its consequences on a daily basis.

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