Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
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Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)

What is D.A.R.E.?

DARE Graduating Class, 09-21-2014
The Maryland D.A.R.E. Training Center graduated its 29th D.A.R.E. Officer Training class on October 3, 2014 at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville, MD. The twenty participants who began the program on September 21, 2014 endured the rigorous two-week program and successfully completed all the training mandates to attain their certification as D.A.R.E. Instructors. Included in the class were 15 officers from various Maryland law enforcement agencies, as well as five officers from out-of-state, including Michigan, New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

2013 Annual D.A.R.E. In-Service Training
Pursuant to Policy and Procedures Statement MD-90-09 of the Maryland D.A.R.E. Coordinator and Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute of the Police and Correctional Training Commissions, the mandated D.A.R.E. In-Service Training conference has been scheduled for April 2-4, 2013 at the Princess Royale Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Ocean City, MD.

All Maryland D.A.R.E. Instructors are mandated to attend a D.A.R.E. specific training each year to maintain certification, unless specifically excused. Absences may be granted by the State Coordinator upon a written request approved by the instructor’s supervisor. D.A.R.E. instructors who have received their certification within the past 12 months DO NOT fall under this mandate, but are encouraged to attend. The training this year will focus on re-certification of all instructors for the new “Keepin’ it REAL” curriculum for elementary school, as well as school crisis response.

In accordance with the above policy, the Commissions will provide the conference facility, instructional workshops, sleeping rooms and several meals (two breakfasts and one luncheon) free of cost to all Maryland D.A.R.E. Instructors. As always, this training will be approved by PCTC for Police In-Service Credits. Registration forms specific to this D.A.R.E. In-Service Training Conference have been emailed to all certified D.A.R.E. Instructors in Maryland for completion and submission to the State Coordinator.

Please forward this notice to any D.A.R.E. personnel not served by email notification. The 2012 registration form is attached. Questions or concerns regarding this event should be directed to the State Coordinator’s Office at 410-875-3426 or 3428.

2012 Registration Form Here...

History of D.A.R.E.

Implementation of a Local D.A.R.E. Program

D.A.R.E. State Office
Maryland D.A.R.E. Staff
State D.A.R.E. Coordinator's Office Staff
Left to Right: Claude J. Nelson Jr. (left) (410-875-3426), State D.A.R.E. Coordinator; Anne Thacker (410-875-3429), Regional Coordinator; Beth Chatfield (410-677-4540), Educational Advisor; George Mathews (410-875-3429), Youth Crime Prevention Specialist.

Download our new, updated tri-fold brochure.
D.A.R.E. Brochure (pdf)


D.A.R.E. Kids
Games and information links to keep kids up to date on all the reasons to stay drug free.
D.A.R.E. Vehicles
"Get it Straight" The Facts about Drugs

Maryland D.A.R.E. Officers Association
D.A.R.E. America

D.A.R.E. Parents
Parents are the most important factor in a child's resistance to drug abuse. DARE to get involved with your kids health and get the information here.
Child Sex Offender Registry
Drug Enforcement Administration
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Drug Facts, Statistics and Resources
Missing Kids

D.A.R.E. Educators
An important aspect of effective prevention is the partnership of the teacher and the officer in the classroom. Here you will find information relevant to how D.A.R.E. ties into health education and the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program.
keepin' it Real

DARE Clothing Drop-off
D.A.R.E. Statewide Clothing Recycling Program
Benefits MD DARE
Contact: Audrey Traff
direct: 443-570-6052