D.A.R.E. IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION AND MUCH MORE!
This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from 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.
D.A.R.E. 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. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
The Waverly Police Department and the Waverly-Shell Rock School District has brought the D.A.R.E. program to the community of Waverly for over 20 YEARS. The Waverly Police Department and the Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District became involved with D.A.R.E. in 1991.
The Waverly Police Department continues to feel D.A.R.E. is an important link between the schools, children, parents, and police.