Town of Nahant


The Program
  For more information please visit these websites:
Official D.A.R.E. Web Site
Governor's Alliance Against Drugs - Drug Information Website

The 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 countries abroad.

The focus of D.A.R.E. is to:

        Provide accurate information about drugs and alcohol,
        Teach students the necessary decision-making skills,
        Show students how to resist negative peer pressure,
        Suggest healthy alternatives to drug use,
        And to build confidence and self esteem.

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.


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