The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office conducts the D.A.R.E.—(Drug Abuse Resistance Education), program in all Seneca County school districts. Under the direction of specially trained veteran police officers, students learn the skills they need to avoid drugs, alcohol abuse and violence. Because the officers have personal experience working with drug abusers, young people consider them to be highly credible instructors.

D.A.R.E. is taught in the fifth grade and is a joint effort between the Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Romulus and South Seneca school districts. Over 350 Seneca County students complete the program each year.

The D.A.R.E. lessons focus on four major areas: providing accurate information about alcohol and drugs, practical decision making skills, resisting peer pressure and ideas for positive alternatives. In addition, the D.A.R.E. officers build positive relationships with students, parents and school staff.

D.A.R.E. is taught in over 300,000 classrooms in 50 states and 53 countries around the world. Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is proud to administer this highly effective, community policing program.


D.A.R.E. Is Substance Abuse Prevention Education and Much More!

This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), 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.

Over the Course of the Past Three Years, Well Over 220 Communities Have Started New D.A.R.E. Programs

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.