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Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E)
The D.A.R.E. program is an internationally recognized model program created in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

D.A.R.E. provides students from kindergarten through high school with the skills necessary to recognize and resist pressures to experiment with drugs and to avoid gangs and violence. Lessons emphasize self-esteem, decision making, interpersonal communications skills, the consequences of drug abuse, conflict resolution and positive alternatives to substance abuse.

Police Officers as Teachers
The most important facet of D.A.R.E. is the use of specially trained police officers to deliver the curriculum within the schools. Police Officers are accepted as authorities on drug abuse, as they deal with drug abuse and its consequences on a daily basis.

Our program is currently being taught in grades K—5th at Falling Branch Elementary and Christiansburg Elementary.

Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program

The Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program is a gun accident prevention program that aims to teach pre-K-4th grade students what to do if they come across a gun. This program works with educators and parents to help share this safety message. Find out more here: 


Contact Us
D. Marshall
D.A.R.E. / Ordinance Officer 
10 E. Main St.
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Ph: 540-382-3131
Fx: 540-382-0877

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.