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D.A.R.E. Program

Throughout the year several specially trained Officers enter the community’s elementary schools and conduct a 9 week course designed to prepare young people to better resist the formidable peer pressures which may otherwise lead them to experiment with drugs and alcohol. Called “D.A.R.E.”, (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), it gives 5th graders the necessary preparation to stay away from drugs, as well as the concept that the police officer is their friend and a positive role model. Students are presented with certificates of appreciation at a graduation ceremony upon completion of the program.

Questions regarding the program or to bring the D.A.R.E. program to your school, contact Officer Jeffrey Gilbert at 716.689.1387 or by email.

D.A.R.E. Officers
Officer Jeffrey Gilbert
Officer Jason Coyle
Officer Edgar Walker

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