Nahant Police department has had a successful D.A.R.E.
Program for the past 4 years. The D.A.R.E.
Curriculum is taught in The Nahant School System. Currently
our D.A.R.E. Officer is Sergeant
Paul Manley, and he may be reached at the department's main number.
D.A.R.E. was originally developed
in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department in conjunction with the United
School district. Based on the premise that prevention is the only long-term
answer to drug abuse, the program grew to include all 50 states and many
The focus of D.A.R.E. is to:
Provide accurate information
about drugs and alcohol,
Teach students the necessary
Show students how to resist
negative peer pressure,
Suggest healthy alternatives
to drug use,
And to build confidence and
The D.A.R.E. Program is designed to
avoid scare tactics. It relies on accurate information and an upbeat
approach. D.A.R.E. Officers visit
with students in the classroom and provide a positive role model for our
youth. The D.A.R.E.
Program is a constructive and highly visible method
of community policing that has great long term benefits. Until drug
abuse is a thing of the past, D.A.R.E.
will continue to be in the forefront of preventative measures.