D.A.R.E. is a 10 week program providing enhanced tools for keeping the youth safe and drug free by teaching each student how to make good decisions and right choices. The theory of the program is to teach the youth how to control impulses and to take time to think about the risks and consequences of their choices before they make them which will therefore result in more responsible choices.
To become a certified D.A.R.E. instructor, an officer must attend an 80 hour training program focused specifically on the D.A.R.E. curriculum.