After a long absence, in May of 2016 Chief Higbee brought back the D.A.R.E. program to the Galloway Township public and private schools. Our D.A.R.E. Officers will be teaching the Keepin' it REAL Elementary program to 5th graders and the Keepin' it REAL Middle School Program to the 7th graders.
Officer Kevin Jorgensen
(Reeds Road and Arthur Rann Elementry Schools and the Galloway Township Middle School)
Officer Justin Butler
(Smithville Elementry School and Roland Rogers and the Galloway Township Middle School)
Detective Matthew Worth
(Assumption and Pilgrim Academy private schools and the Galloway Township Middle School)
Detective Timothy Giberson
(Galloway Township Middle School)
The D.A.R.E. Mission | Vision statements
The D.A.R.E. Mission
“Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives”
The D.A.R.E. Vision
“A world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.”
History about the D.A.R.E. program
Facing unparalleled drug abuse among our youth in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, visionary Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates and the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1983 launched an unprecedented and innovative substance abuse prevention education program – Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
With each passing year, D.A.R.E.’s success was seen in classrooms and homes leading to rapid growth and expansion. As each decade passed and success increased, the challenges facing children and families also grew. Today, through the leadership of D.A.R.E.’s dedicated Board of Directors, and the tireless commitment and hard work of tens of thousands of officers and educators throughout America and around the globe, D.A.R.E strives each day to achieve its vital mission… to fulfill a vision. little history about D.A.R.E.
*Information obtainded from www.dare.org