Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (D.A.R.E)
Founded in 1983 in Los Angeles, today, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (D.A.R.E) has been implemented in over forty three countries world-wide. It was designed to teach students how to recognize and resist pressures that influences them to experiment with drugs, gangs and violence.
The program is comprised of ten lessons. Here, Police instructors teach students about the effects drugs have on their bodies, how to manage stress, and how to act assertively. D.A.R.E. classes are interactive and allow students to express themselves, practice role play scenarios and encourage healthy decision making.
In 1999, Weyburn adopted the program and has since had over fourteen hundred grade six graduates.
Currently Weyburn Police Service has three certified D.A.R.E. instructors:
Cst. Darcy Cleasby
Cst. Melinda Mintenko
Sgt. Brent VanDeSype
D.A.R.E. has been made possible through a joint effort of the community, the schools and the Police.
We would like to take this time to thank everyone who has made the D.A.R.E. program a success. We would also like to congratulate all of the D.A.R.E. graduates for successfully completing the program and for continuing to make healthy and productive decisions.
Since its inception, the Weyburn Young Fellows has been an avid supporter of D.A.R.E. and we would like to recognize them for their support over the years.
If you have any questions regarding the D.A.R.E. program please see the website at www.dare.com or contact one of the above instructors at the Weyburn Police Service at 306-848-3250.