Anne Arundel County reinstates D.A.R.E. program in schools

Posted at 6:02 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 18:03:40-05

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) program is being reinstated in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. 

County Executive Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto and Police Chief Timothy Altomare announced it Friday.

The program is aimed at teaching students good decision-making skills and help them lead safe and healthy lifestyles.

“Education is the key to ensuring the next generation of Anne Arundel County citizens understands the dangers of heroin and opioids,” said Schuh.

“The DARE program helped a generation of children avoid drugs, and reinstituting it will be pivotal in preventing countless students from walking down the long, dark path of addiction.”

The program will start with students at Annapolis, Corkran, and Lindale middle schools and will be taught by specially trained officers.