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.
A specially trained officer comes into your school and teaches the children.

The D.A.R.E. program was first started in Irvington in the fall of 1993. The
program was taught in the Dows Lane Elementary School, Immaculate
Conception School and in the Abbott School District. Currently, the DARE
Program is taught to all 5th grade students in the community.  This year
DARE Officer, Michael Toolan presently teaches at the Main Street School,  
and the John Cardinal O'Connor School. Approximately 200 students will
participate in this years program.
Official DARE web site
Ways to be in charge:

A. Avoid the situation.
B. Strength in numbers.
C. Walking away.
D. Cold shoulder.
E. Saying "NO".
F. Giving a reason or fact.
G. Changing the subject.
H. Repeated refusal.
I. Use humor.
The DARE Program in the Village of Irvington is taught by  
Youth Officer/ Detective Michael Toolan,
Officer Erik Seman and
Officer Jon Nyarady.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program

D.A.R.E.
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D.A.R.E.
Is Community Policing

D.A.R.E.
Is universally viewed as an internationally recognized model of
community policing. The United States Department of Justice has
identified how
D.A.R.E. benefits local communities:

D.A.R.E.
"humanizes" the police: that is, young people can begin to relate to
officers as people

D.A.R.E.
Permits students to see officers in a helping role, not just an
enforcement role

D.A.R.E.
Opens lines of communication between law enforcement and youth

D.A.R.E.
Officers can serve as conduits to provide information beyond
drug-related topics

D.A.R.E.
Opens dialogue between the school, police, and parents to deal with
other issues

The bottom line is D.A.R.E. combines the best research and science
with the world's most effective delivery system
Official DARE web site
Specially Trained Cops Assigned D.A.R.E. Classroom "Beats"

The D.A.R.E. Curriculum is designed to be taught by police officers
whose training and experience gave them the background needed to
answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students
about drugs and crime. Prior to entering the D.A.R.E. Program,
officers undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as child
development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and
communication skills. 40 hours of additional training are provided to
D.A.R.E. Instructors to prepare them to teach the high school
curriculum.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR AN
INTERESTING DARE VIDEO FROM
RAMSEY PD
Thanks to the
Irvington Education Foundation
who Sponsored the 2013 program with their
generous Grant.
Thanks to the
Irvington Education Foundation
who once again sponsored the program this
year with their generous Grant.
-Thanks Guys.