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Grant County Sheriff's DARE Program

Grant County Sheriff's DARE Program D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.

The DARE program was started in Grant County in 1993, by Sheriff Keith Govier. The Sheriff’s Department has 4 certified DARE officers that help Grant County area schools with the 5th grade Dare program.

D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and is now implemented in 75 percent of our nation's school districts.

DARE Program

The offical Dare website offers great activities and games for kids to do online. The DARE site also offers helpful information for parents. The DARE Program incorporates Retro Bill's messages of good character, positive self-esteem, and staying safe to elementary school children. Check out Retro Bill at

DARE Officers and Students

Officers entering the DARE program undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and communication skills.

DARE allows students to learn to cooperate with officers. It also helps open a dialogue between the school, police, and parents to deal with other issues.

DARE Teaching Students

DARE teaches students good decision making skills to help them avoid high-risk behavior and to ensure they grow up healthy, and safe.

The DARE program is designed to be taught by police officers whose training and experience give them the background needed to answer students questions about drugs and crime.