In 1983, it was apparent that stopping the supply and abuse of illegal drugs was a nearly impossible task. Children were becoming involved in the drug culture at earlier ages and in greater numbers than ever before. In order to educate elementary school age children to the consequences of drug abuse, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District combined forces to develop a drug abuse prevention program entitled Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.).
D.A.R.E. in Brown County
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office instructs D.A.R.E. in the Howard-Suamico, Green Bay, Denmark and Wrightstown school districts, as well as in many parochial schools. In addition, the Ashwaubenon Public Safety Department and Pulaski Police Department instruct D.A.R.E. in their respective jurisdictions.
The D.A.R.E. program is funded through private donations primarily through revenue received from parking vehicles for local Green Bay Packer Games. This revenue funds portions of officer’s salaries and material for the students.