609 877 2200 ext.
Ofc. Mario Rodriguez
Ofc. Roger Moore
Ofc. Don Bankston
D.A.R.E. program was started by a group of Los
Angeles police officers and schoolteachers that were
concerned because kids were taking drugs. These
were destroying kids’ lives. The police
officers and schoolteachers joined forces and
launched D.A.R.E. to teach kids about the dangers of
drugs and violence, and how to protect themselves
The police wanted to steer kids away from dangerous
drugs and help them make smart choices, like playing
sports and starting hobbies instead of using drugs
and hanging out on the streets.
D.A.R.E. was born in Los Angeles, California in 1983
and now is taught in all 50 states in the U.S., as
well as in 53 countries. All in all, the D.A.R.E.
program will reach 50 million children around
the world this year alone.