D.A.R.E.’s mission is teaching students good decision making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives. In addition, D.A.R.E. provides children with the information and skills they need to live drug-and-violence-free lives.

The mission is to equip kids with the tools that will enable them to avoid negative influences and instead, allow them to focus on their strengths and potential. And, that’s exactly what D.A.R.E. is designed to do.

Additionally, it establishes positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders. Every youngster should have the opportunity to grow-up healthy, to be safe, secure, and equipped with the skills needed to succeed in life. Contemporary America, however, is rampant with challenges that could keep children from a positive life path.

Click here for the D.A.R.E for Kid’s web site for interactive lessons and games.

The Auburn Police Department has four D.A.R.E. Officers assigned to the D.A.R.E. Program in the Auburn area:

PO Vincent Carnicelli
PO Christopher White (Casey Park Elementary, Genesee Elementary School, Herman Ave, St. Joseph’s)
PO Paul Martin
PO Michael Roden (Owasco Elementary School, Seward Elementary School)

Click here to learn more about the D.A.R.E. program and curriculum.