D.A.R.E. TO RESIST DRUGS AND VIOLENCE!
This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E., the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation's school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world. D.A.R.E. is a Sheriff Deputy / Police Officer led series of classroom lessons that teach children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. D.A.R.E. - Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
Madison County Sheriff's Office has many certified D.A.R.E. instructors, two of which are currently teaching the 6th grade students at Sugar Salem Schools. Our current D.A.R.E. instructor is Detective Moroni Burton. Other certified D.A.R.E. instructors include Captain Bruce Bowler, Captain Cameron Stanford, Lieutenant Dave Stoddard, Sergeant Jared Willmore, and Sergeant John Kindred.