Welcome to the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (D.A.R.E.). The D.A.R.E. program teaches students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and responsible lives.
Founded in 1983 by Los Angeles Police Department, today more than 15,000 D.A.R.E. officers and deputies are in over 10,000 communities nationwide educating America’s youth and serving as the first line of defense in America’s schools.
The D.A.R.E. program is taught in all 50 states, and 49 other countries. All curricula are science-based, age appropriate, and written by a national panel of curriculum and prevention experts. The D.A.R.E. curriculum meets the core educational standards of health, language arts, and math.
2019 will be the twenty-fifth year that the Police Department will be teaching the D.A.R.E. Program to the children of Craig.
Our specially trained, certified D.A.R.E. instructors conduct the weekly lessons at the area schools. The D.A.R.E. program is offered during the school year to all of the fifth graders at the Craig Elementary Schools.
Other Youth Programs
McGruff Safe Kids – visit McGruff the Crime Dog’s web site for games, videos, and advice on topics ranging from Bullies and Getting Along to Online Safety.
Teen Driving Links:
Car crashes are the leading cause of permanent injury and death in young drivers. Each year, thousands of teenagers die and hundreds of thousands are injured needlessly. Has your teenager made the safe driving promise yet? If not please visit: http://www.ipromiseprogram.com/
Alive at 25 is a 4½ hour driver's awareness course designed by the National Safety Council for young drivers ages 15-24 which includes:
Defensive driving classroom curriculum
Decision-making and responsibility-taking
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM
The School Resource Officer (SRO) program began in 1995. The objective is to foster a positive relationship between students, their families, school staff and the police department by serving as a liaison and a positive role model. This is accomplished through problem solving, counseling, conflict mediation and other mentoring activities. As well as providing law enforcement services when necessary. The SRO serves as the "link" between the community and the school, implementing problem solving strategies with surrounding neighborhood residents and business to create a safe, crime free environment.
The Craig Police Department, in partnership with the Moffat County School District, has dedicated two full-time officers to the schools. Activities include: teaching classes and programs on current legal issues, drug and alcohol issues, the law and you and Constitutional law; assisting school staff mediating juvenile disputes, truancy problems and discipline; and, maintaining close working relationships with several other agencies.
School Resource Officers:
SRO Ryan Fritz Email Ryan Fritz
SRO Nathan Businger Email Nathan Businger
EDDIE EAGLE GUN SAFETY
Eddie Eagle is a registered program of the N.R.A. and is presented to 3rd and 4th graders in the Moffat County School District. Eddie Eagle focuses on gun safety for younger children at home and in their daily lives. The program stresses the importance of not touching a gun and to tell an adult if a gun is found. Gun Safety is also included in a safety program to younger children, which includes pre-schools. Officers of the department assist in the presentation of the programs.
The program educates the elementary and pre-school students of the community about child safety. Pre-DARE education on alcohol and drugs is conducted. Other courses focus on Stranger Danger Programs as well as Latch Key Kids information. This program is designed to involve students and children of all ages in community wide programs such as Red Ribbon Week and Partners. Students and children review safety guidelines for walking to and from school, use of seat belts in motor vehicles, gun safety, fire safety, and when to use 9.1.1.
BICYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM
The program is designed to promote safer biking in our community. Officers conduct bicycle training in the local elementary schools and pre-schools in the spring. Officers inspect and register bicycles at a "bicycle rodeo" sponsored by a local insurance company during Grand Olde West Days. Officers on patrol reward children riding their bicycles safely and wearing helmets with a coupon for a free ice cream sundae at a local restaurant. Free helmets are given to children whose parents may not be able to afford helmets. These helmets are obtained by grants and donations from many local insurance companies.
SAFE2TELL is designed to help YOU anonymously report any threatening behavior that endangers you, your friends, your family, or your community.
For more information about any of these programs, contact Chief DeLong, email Chief DeLong