Dare Program


Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives

DARE = Drug Abuse Resistance Education
  • DARE is a preventative education program originally developed by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1983. The goal was to find an alternative technique to curb drug use. The program was so successful that it is now being taught worldwide.
DARE was introduced to Cook County in 1992. The Dare curriculum is currently being taught at the elementary school level at Sawtooth Mountain Elementary, Great Expectations, and Oshki-Ogimaag Elementary schools. Participation is at the third and fifth grade levels.
  • DARE is not the solution to all drug abuse problems. However, it is an opportunity for law enforcement to educate children on the dangers of drug abuse. This also a great opportunity for children to develop a relationship with community law enforcement professionals.

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Deputy Ben Hallberg

Cook County Law Enforcement Center
143 Gunflint Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Phone: 218.387.3030
Fax: 218.387.3032

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