Maryland D.A.R.E. Training
The Maryland D.A.R.E. Coordinator’s Office is planning its annual two-week Statewide Training event to certify new
D.A.R.E. Officers. It is scheduled to be held (Sun. evening) October 11 – (Fri.) October 23, 2009 at the Public Safety
Education and Training Center, 6852 4th Street, Sykesville, MD 21784.
D.A.R.E. Officer Training Application
The 2008 D.A.R.E. Officer Training for Maryland was the first DOT to be held at the Public Safety Education and Training
Center in Sykesville, MD. Twenty-two Officers from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Rhode Island
completed the course and were certified on September 26, 2008.
Class photo from our July DOT in Laurel of Baltimore City Officers (six agencies) who have reimplemented D.A.R.E. in
Baltimore City. The participating agencies are: Baltimore Police Dept., Baltimore City School Police, MD Army National
Guard, and MD Dept. of General Services Police.
Class photo from February in New Carrollton. Officers participating in the class were from Prince George's County Sheriff,
Worcester County Sheriff, CHarles County Sheriff, Baltimore County Police, Montgomery County Police, Princess Anne
Police, Crisfield Police, MD Dept. of General Services Police, MD Dept. of Labor, Licensing, & Reg. Police, and Amtrack
D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT)
The D.A.R.E. Officer Training Program is an intensive two week (80+ hrs.) residential
training course that equips the entry level police officer with the skills and
knowledge to present the D.A.R.E. curriculum to 5/6th grade children. The training
focuses on developing communication skills, teaching methodology, classroom
management, narcotics overview, adolescent development and chemical use and
dependency, lesson preparation and effective demonstration of the curriculum.
Additionally, this lengthy and difficult training event requires that the officer
is truly committed to helping children live safe and healthy lives. That commitment
is the catalyst that helps carry most officers through. Ask any one of them
about the difficulty and they consistently reply, "it was one of the most difficult
trainings of my police career." National D.A.R.E. Training Schedule Maryland
Community Crime Prevention Institute.
National D.A.R.E. Training Schedule