Drug Abuse Resistance Education

Camp Hill Borough Police

D.A.R.E. - To Keep Kids Off Drugs


The D.A.R.E. [Drug Abuse Resistance Education] program is a drug and alcohol prevention program which is offered to the students in all fifty (50) states and in forty-four (44) countries throughout the world.

D.A.R.E. was developed in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department in cooperation with the Los Angeles Unified School District and was first introduced to Camp Hill School District's fifth grade students during the 1998/1999 School Year.

Our 1998/1999 D.A.R.E. program was a tremendous success with Pennsylvania's First Lady, Michelle Ridge, attending the Graduation Ceremony, where 83 students became Camp Hill's first D.A.R.E. class of graduates.

dare.jpg (14325 bytes)During the 1999/2000 school year, the Camp Hill Borough Police Department expanded the D.A.R.E. Program into both the Good Shepherd and Camp Hill Elementary schools, with Officer Douglas Hockenberry instructing at the Camp Hill elementary schools and Officer David Pepperman offering instruction at the Good Shepherd elementary school.

The D.A.R.E. curriculum consists of one fifty minute class or session per week over seventeen weeks, where Officers Hockenberry and Pepperman offer the students alternatives in the effort to resist the pressures related to the use of alcohol and other drugs.

With the Camp Hill Borough Police Department's continuing educational efforts against the use of drugs and alcohol by our youth, along with the support of our teachers, parents and community, the D.A.R.E. program will continue to be a great success.

Camp Hill Borough Police

D.A.R.E. - To Keep Kids Off Drugs

With the start of the 2000-2001 school year the Camp Hill Borough Police are proud to announce the addition of a D.A.R.E. Vehicle to the D.A.R.E. Program.  Pictured is the  Chevrolet Caprice Patrol Car, that through the efforts of the Camp Hill Borough Police Department and generous donations from area vendors, the Department  was able to be put into service.

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The D.A.R.E. Vehicle will be utilized by Officer Hockenberry and Officer Pepperman for their D.A.R.E. class room presentations as well as other D.A.R.E. related events.  The Camp Hill Borough Police will continue to strive to maintain a high standard of excellence with the D.A.R.E. Program.

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