D.A.R.E. is a 10 week program to help students recognize and resist the pressures that may influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATODS).
The Westfield Police Department currently has two officers certified to teach D.A.R.E.:
Officer Angie Martin
Officer Broc Larrison
This past year, approximately 595 fifth grade students were taught. Seven of those students were in special needs class and there were 21 mainstream classes. The curriculum includes how to resist drugs, how to handle bullying, peer pressure, and positive ways to dispel stress.