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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, 10-02-2015
The Maryland D.A.R.E. Training Center graduated its 30th D.A.R.E. Officer Training class on October 2, 2015 at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville, MD. The twenty-two participants who began the program on September 20, 2015 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 10 officers from various Maryland law enforcement agencies, as well as officers from out-of-state, including Maine, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Drug Cards
Drug Fact Cards - DEA developed 6 drug fact cards on marijuana, DXM, MDMA (Molly), Heroin, and K2/Spice for teens and adults to download.
The cards are 2-sided, 3x8 inches.
Their website is:

2016 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 was conducted March 29-31, 2016 at the Princess Royale Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Ocean City, MD.

One hundred Maryland D.A.R.E. Instructors attended the D.A.R.E. specific training to maintain certification. D.A.R.E. instructors who have received their certification within the past 12 months did not fall under this mandate, but were encouraged to attend. The training this year focused refreshers in Educational Techniques, difficult Lesson Activities, Motivation, Adolescent Brain Development, Heroin and opiod update and Cops and Culture.

In accordance with the above policy, the Commissions provided 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 was approved by PCTC for Police In-Service Credits. Registration forms specific to this annual D.A.R.E. In-Service Training Conference were emailed to all certified D.A.R.E. Instructors in Maryland for completion and submission to the State Coordinator. The 2017 Maryland D.A.R.E. In-Service Conference will be planned for mid-April, 2017. Announcements will be forthcoming.

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), Youth Crime Prevention Specialist; Beth Chatfield (410-677-4540), Educational Advisor, Lindy Hall-Fraddosio (410-875-3424),Regional Coordinator.
Youth Advisory Board.

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: Max Glikman
direct: 410-356-8600