October 17, 2017

D.A.R.E. envisions a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.

Launched in 1983, D.A.R.E. is a comprehensive K-12 education program taught in thousands of schools in America and 52 other countries. D.A.R.E. curricula address drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other high risk circumstances that today are too often a part of students’ lives.

Aaron Nelson

D.A.R.E. Connects Students and Law Enforcement

“For some kids, D.A.R.E. is the only positive interaction with law enforcement they’ve had.” – Litchfield Police Officer Aaron Nelson. Aaron Nelson of the Litchfield Police Department has been a D.A.R.E. officer since 2006. He enjoys interacting with students at Litchfield Middle School and the School of St. Philip. ”A world in which students everywhere […]

Faulty reporting on D.A.R.E. is based on old information

The Washington Examiner . . . writes off the program as “failed,” as if it were some sort of settled fact. But . . . the evidence cited to that effect is completely outdated.

Number of US Counties with Drug Poisoning Deaths Involving Heroin Increases Nearly Five-Fold from 2000 to 2014

Rate per 100,000* of Age-Adjusted Deaths Involving Heroin, by U.S. County, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2014

D.A.R.E. Sweepstakes

D.A.R.E. Sweepstakes

D.A.R.E. Events Calendar

all-day Virginia D.A.R.E. Officer Traini... @ Hampton Roads
Virginia D.A.R.E. Officer Traini... @ Hampton Roads
Oct 23 – Nov 3 all-day
The 2017 Virginia D.A.R.E. Officer Training will be held in the Hampton Roads area again this year.  We have set the dates, October 23 – November 3, 2017.  More information will follow soon on location and[...]
all-day New York D.A.R.E. Officer Traini... @ New York State Academy of Fire Science
New York D.A.R.E. Officer Traini... @ New York State Academy of Fire Science
Jan 15 – Jan 26 all-day
This course is designed for the sworn, certified, and experienced officer who is to be assigned as a D.A.R.E. officer in his/her community’s school system. This course is mandatory requirement for any department that wishes[...]


RETRO BILL is the Official International D.A.R.E. Safety Buddy.
He is one of the most "in-demand" K-12th Grade Motivational Speakers in North America.

He makes learning about healthy decision making and positive self-esteem- FUN for all ages!