Welcome to D.A.R.E.

The D.A.R.E. program began its first year in West Lafayette in August of 1997. Since then 100's of children have been educated to say "NO" to drugs and violence and have had fun while learning.

The West Lafayette Schools and the West Lafayette Police Department have dedicated themselves to D.A.R.E. not just to educate our youth about the dangers of drugs and violence, but for the many other positive messages the D.A.R.E. program offers. Topics such as self-esteem, pressure, stress, and consequences all play a huge role in whatever children choose to be drug free. Class interaction and role-playing are among the favorite activities used to involve all students.

The West Lafayette Police Department is dedicated to the youth of our city. We believe the D.A.R.E. program, by allowing a uniformed police officer into the class rooms, will reinforce the positive relationship between police officers and children.
If you would like more information about the D.A.R.E. program please e-mail Officer Kirby at jkirby@wl.in.gov or go to the D.A.R.E. website at http://www.dare.org/.
Thank you,
Officer Jeff Kirby

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711 W Navajo St
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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