Midland County Project D.A.R.E. Program
The Midland County Project D.A.R.E. Program is a non-profit program that is funded through community and corporate donations. Midland officers teach the D.A.R.E. program to 5th grade students throughout Midland.
The D.A.R.E. program is a cooperative triangle comprised of parents, police, and school officials teaching kids how and why to say no to drugs and violence.D.A.R.E. and the schools build on the foundation started by parents. All three sides work together to hold the triangle together and make it strong.
For more information on the D.A.R.E. program, call 989-839-4777 or email us.
Liberty Bell Award
Midland County Project D.A.R.E. is the proud recipient of the 2010 Liberty Bell Award.
Midland D.A.R.E. Officers
The Midland Police Department has 4 police officers dedicated to teaching the D.A.R.E. program during the school year. They are:
- Ryan Baxter
- Andrew Hawkins
- Jennifer Lavrack
- Gunner Wright
For an interesting look at life as a D.A.R.E. officer, watch a short YouTube video about the program.
D.A.R.E. Mission Statement
D.A.R.E.'s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug-and-violence-free lives. Additionally, it establishes positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders. Every youngster should have the opportunity to grow-up healthy, safe, secure, and equipped with the skills needed to succeed in life. Contemporary America, however, is rampant with challenges that could keep children from a positive life path.
The mission is to equip kids with the tools that will enable them to avoid negative influences and instead, allow them to focus on their strengths and potential. And, that's exactly what D.A.R.E. is designed to do.