Nottawasaga OPP Officers continue to teach D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to the grade 6 students of the elementary schools in the New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio and Essa Townships yearly.
Since 1983 the D.A.R.E. program has demonstrated leadership in the prevention of drug abuse. Collaborate efforts among Law Enforcement; Education and Prevention Science have distinguished the D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E.’s “keepin it REAL” Elementary Curriculum continues this commitment to provide cutting edge instruction that prevents drug use by developing basic or core skills needed for safe and responsible choices. These skills extend beyond drugs to healthy and mature choices in life. Developing core academic life skills, the curriculum furthers both educational and prevention skills. In June 2017, D.A.R.E. introduced a High School curriculum, providing students with relevant and timely tools to exercise responsible decision making.
In Photo: Provincial Constable Harry Lawrenson and Grade 6 students from St. Paul’s Catholic School in Alliston.