to start a D.A.R.E. program?
Because the D.A.R.E. program is a cooperative venture between Education
and Law Enforcement, it is important that both communities are in
agreement regarding the implementation of the program. To demonstrate
this partnership a letter signed by the Chief of Police (Chief Constable)
or county sheriff and the Superintendent of Schools must be forwarded
to D.A.R.E. America stating the mutual desire to implement the D.A.R.E.
program and acknowledging that the program will be implemented when
the police officers complete their instruction training.
What training is required for D.A.R.E. Instructors?
The D.A.R.E. Officers Training (D.O.T.) course consists of two weeks
(80 hours) of preparatory instruction all Police officers must complete
this training before presenting the D.A.R.E. curriculum in the classroom.
Arranging for this training can be accomplished by contacting your
D.A.R.E. State Coordinator or Regional Director.
What is the cost of D.A.R.E. Officers Training?
There is usually no charge for the training, however, the travel,
lodging, and per diem expenses are normally paid by the requesting
agency. Please note that some training centers charge a tuition
fee for their training. If adequate funding is not available, alternative
funding sources should be discussed with your D.A.R.E. State Coordinator.
There is no cost for D.A.R.E. America Coordinated Trainings. Tuition,
lodging and meal expenses will be covered at no cost to the officer
or agency. Financial assistance, in the form of a grant may be requested
to apply toward travel costs associated with D.A.R.E. America Coordinated
What is the cost of the instructor's materials?
The instructor's materials (which includes the curriculum, lesson
plans, educational video and instructional charts) are furnished
by D.A.R.E. America for the first year--at NO CHARGE to all instructors
who successfully complete the D.A.R.E. Officers Training.
Student workbooks are furnished by D.A.R.E America for departments/communities
that are implementing the D.A.R.E. program for the first time and/or
are bringing back the D.A.R.E. program after a two year hiatus.
It is hoped that this information will answer all preliminary questions.
For additional information contact Rosaida "Peachy" Dumaliang at 800.223.DARE.