DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)

A cooperative effort between police, the school district and the community, DARE is a ten week educational adventure. This program provides grade five and six students a proactive approach and empowers them with the critical thinking and life skills necessary to choose a drug-free life.

The Nelson Police boast one of the most successful programs in the Province. Our DARE program not only encompasses all of our city’s elementary schools, but we have now initiated the middle school program at Trafalgar Junior Secondary. To date, over 500 students have benefited from the expertise of the three dedicated officers who have been teaching the program since its inception in the year 2000.