The D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program began in Maitland in 1989 and is a 10 week program taught by specially trained, uniformed police officers. Through the D.A.R.E. program fifth grade students in the public schools of Maitland, in cooperation with their teachers and parents learn to identify and resist the social pressures involved in dangerous drug use. Other topics covered include, consequences of drug use, peer pressure, and stress related issues in society and youth related gang problems.
Additionally the D.A.R.E. officers are available for other classes in grades K to 4 and can conduct and present programs to parent/teacher organizations in addition to the assigned classroom instruction.
Currently Officer Allison Diller is the D.A.R.E. representative at Lake Sybelia Elementary School and Dommerich Elementary School.
For further information on the D.A.R.E. Program
please call Community Policing at 407-539-1410.