EVEREST METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT
Honest, Fair and Dignified Service
5303 Mesker Street  Weston  Wisconsin  54476 | Phone: 715.359.4202 | Fax: 715.359.4204

Drug Abuse Resistance Education

DARE Graduations Signal End Of School Year

With the DC Everest School District 2012/2013 school year coming to a close, DARE graduation events were hosted in all of the local elementary schools.

Dare Graduation

The ceremonies, which included the award of certificates for all of the students, as well as special awards for winners of the DARE essay contest, also featured special appearances by invited speakers, and high school aged role models.

These student role models, former DARE graduates, shared personal experiences of how the DARE program has impacted their lives and taught them how to make healthy choices.

The event was heavily attended by the family and friends of the graduates, who came to show support of the students and the program.

EMPD Hosts DARE Car Media Event

EMPD DARE Car Event On July 12, 2012, at about 10:00 am, the Everest Metropolitan Police Department Hosted a Media Event to dedicate the new DARE Car into service, and to thank all those who supported the project with a variety of donations, financially and with the personal sacrifice of time and effort. Channel 9 News was also present.

EMPD DARE Car Event The ceremony included an address by Chief of Police Wally Sparks, and the presentation of plaques to Handrick Towing and On-Q Collision, without whom this project would never have happened. The presentation was made by DARE Officer Leah Long.

EMPD DARE Car Event The ceremony was followed by a cake and coffee reception in the lobby area of the Municipal Court.

Thanks again for all who donated to support this project and the continuing education effort in our schools.

DARE Car Dedication Media Event

EMPD DARE Car The Everest Metropolitan Police Department, in conjunction with Handrick Towing and OnQ Collision, will be hosting a local media event to publicly display our newly acquired DARE vehicle, and to thank the many business and individual supporters that helped to make it possible. This event will be taking place at the Everest Metropolitan Police Department campus, 5303 Mesker St, Weston, on July 12, at about 10:00 am, and is open to any and all interested in attending. Come and help us celebrate this new addition to the DARE program.

Official DARE Web Site

Each year millions of school children around the world benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation's school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

Specially Trained Cops Assigned D.A.R.E. Classroom "Beats"

The D.A.R.E. curriculum is designed to be taught by police officers whose training and experience gave them the background needed to answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students about drugs and crime. Prior to entering the D.A.R.E. program, officers undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and communication skills. 40 hours of additional training are provided to D.A.R.E. instructors to prepare them to teach the high school curriculum.

D.A.R.E. Receives High Marks From America's Leaders

Presidential administrations, governors, members of congress, and state legislators have praised D.A.R.E. Since 1988, Presidential Proclamation declares one day each year National D.A.R.E. Day. State legislatures have joined with the President and Congress by proclaiming D.A.R.E. day within their respective states.

D.A.R.E. Training is Unique

D.A.R.E. goes beyond traditional drug abuse and violence prevention programs. It gives children the skills needed to recognize and resist the subtle and overt pressures that cause them to experiment with drugs or become involved in gangs or violent activities.

D.A.R.E. is Community Policing

D.A.R.E. is universally viewed as an internationally recognized model of community policing. The United States Department of Justice has identified how D.A.R.E. benefits local communities:

  • D.A.R.E. "humanizes" the police: that is, young people can begin to relate to officers as people


  • D.A.R.E. permits students to see officers in a helping role, not just an enforcement role


  • D.A.R.E. opens lines of communication between law enforcement and youth


  • D.A.R.E. Officers can serve as conduits to provide information beyond drug-related topics


  • D.A.R.E. opens dialogue between the school, police, and parents to deal with other issues
  • The bottom line--to combine the best research and science with the world's most effective delivery system--D.A.R.E.

    For questions or concerns regarding the program contact D.A.R.E. Officer Leah Long at 359-4202.


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