DARE

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D.A.R.E LogoDrug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is a collaborative effort by certified law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents and the community to offer an educational program in the classroom to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence among children and youth. The emphasis of DARE is to help students recognize and resist the many direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, prescription medication, marijuana, inhalants and other drugs or to engage in violence.

DARE in Moorhead started in 1990 as part of the 6th grade core curriculum. Today, DARE is taught in all public and private schools in Moorhead. The Police Department has worked with:

  • Approximately 7,000 5th and 6th grade students on the DARE core curriculumDARE Car in parade with Ethan 2017
  • Over 5,000 middle students that have completed the middle program
  • Over 10,000 elementary students
  • Over 10,000 high school students

Each year the DARE Officers also make hundreds of community presentations to service groups, college classes, neighborhood groups, and other interested community members.

The success of the DARE Program in our community has been obvious by the support we have received from the community. Putting a DARE Officer in our schools has been a great benefit to the Police Department in our community policing effort.

Our program is taught by DARE Officer Ethan Meehan. School Resource Officers Brian Dahl and Katie Schultz and Detective Chris Martin also assist in teaching the program.

Contact and Schedule a Presentation

To learn more about our DARE Program or schedule a presentation contact the Dare Officer or call 218.790.4252.

Contributions

Our department relies on donations from the community to support our program by assisting in the purchase of supplies for the program.

The City of Moorhead would like to thank the following list of contributors who have helped make the DARE program a success through the 2016-2017 program:

  • 702 Communications
  • A-1 Automotive Transmission Service
  • Abbott, Arne, Schwindt, Inc.
  • Advanced Business Methods
  • Aggregate Industries
  • American Family - Cami Sagvold Agency
  • American Federal Bank
  • American Legion Post #21
  • Amvets Post 7
  • Arneson Ovsak Agency, Inc
  • Audio Garage
  • Bell Bank
  • Bert's Truck Equipment
  • Bobcat Company
  • Border States Electric
  • Cabinetmakers
  • Camrud Foss Concrete Construction
  • Cashwise (Coborn's)
  • CB & Sons Electric Inc
  • China Buffet
  • China Garden
  • Christine Rasmussen Agency, Inc
  • CNH America
  • Coca Cola
  • Cole Papers
  • Comstock Land Company, LLC
  • Courtyard Marriott
  • Corwin Wilson, LLC
  • David Eggers Insurance Agency, Inc
  • DBA Glass Doctor of Fargo-Moorhead
  • Dr. William K. Larson, DDS
  • Drake Counseling Services, Inc
  • Ed’s Towing Service Inc.
  • Eide Bailly
  • Electro Watchman
  • Fargo Marathon, Inc
  • Farmstead Estates
  • F-M Salt Deliver
  • Friendly Smiles Family Dentistry
  • Gail Jordahl Insurance (State Farm)
  • Gateway Chevrolet
  • Grand Inn of Moorhead
  • Haaland's Auto Repair, Inc 
  • Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home
  • Harley-Davidson of Fargo
  • Harmon Glass Doctor
  • Hornbacher's
  • J.V. Hough, Inc
  • Johnson & Johnson Insurance Agency, LLC
  • Joseph & Corrine Bennett
  • Kadrmas Lee & Jackson
  • Ken’s Sanitation & Recycling
  • Kjos Investments
  • Korsmo Funeral Service
  • Kvamme Travel
  • L & L Electric Motor Service
  • Lakeland Mental Health Center
  • Larry’s Auto Body Shop
  • Larry’s RV Sales & Service
  • Lemke Home Improvements, Inc
  • Luther Family Buick GMC
  • Masonic Lodge #126
  • Medical Pharmacy of Moorhead
  • Mexican Village
  • Mid America Steel
  • Minnesota Hearing Aid Center of Moorhead
  • Moorhead Antiques
  • Moorhead Plumbing & Heating, Inc
  • Moorhead Radiator Service
  • Moorhead Thrift Shop
  • Newman Outdoor Advertising
  • Nokken Chiropractic Clinic, LTD
  • North Dakota Center for Sleep
  • Northwest Auto Body
  • Northwest Blinds 
  • Northwestern Bank
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts
  •  Ole's Nursery & Garden Center
  • Olsen Chain & Cable CO
  • Outlet Recreation
  • Petro Stopping Center
  • Prairie Public
  • Prairie St. John’s
  • Precision Drafting & Designs
  • Precision Diagnostic Services
  • RDO Equipment CO
  • RD Offutt Company 
  • Reardon Office Equipment
  • Red River Trails, Inc
  • Remodeling by Foss
  • Robert Gibb & Sons
  • R.S. Carey Land Co, Inc
  • Seip Drug, LLC
  • Sig Olson & Sons Plastering, Inc
  • Simplot Grower Solutions
  • Snap Dragon
  • SportsCar Engineering, LTD
  • State Bank of Hawley
  • State Farm Insurance Agency-Dave Eggers
  • Steidl Family Dentistry
  • Stein’s Inc
  • Super 8 Motel
  • Synergistics Management Group
  • Taps Consulting, LLC
  • Thai Orchid Restaurant
  • The Schuett Companies
  • Thunder Road
  • Titan Machinery
  • Todd’s Alignment & Repair
  • Town & Country Oil
  • Usher’s House
  • VFW Auxiliary-Dilworth
  • Valley Repair, Inc
  • Voxland Electric
  • Wallwork Truck Center
  • Ward Muscatell Automotive Group
  • Wendt Construction CO
  • Western Bank