D.A.R.E. teaches kids how to recognize and resist the direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drugs. And since between 70% and 90% of all crime is drug related, it is absolutely vital that we reach the children of America before it is too late.
The D.A.R.E. program is usually introduced to children in the 5th or 6th grade. Specially trained Youth Officer Richard Finn visits schools within both the Yorktown & Lakeland School Districts and teaches the D.A.R.E. curriculum.