D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is 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. 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.
The D.A.R.E program for MPISD is coordinated and taught by Chief Of Police, Ronnie Humphrey, Officer Randy Hinton and Officer Robert Ramirez. The D.A.R.E. Officers teach the 5th grade boys and girls at P.E. Wallace Middle School. The officers love teaching D.A.R.E. and are dedicated to each and every child. They cannot express enough how important it is for parents, teachers, and mentors to see that no child is left behind and that each child knows their D.A.R.E. Officer is there for them at all times.