The Exeter Township Police Department implemented the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program within the Exeter
Township School District during the 1991-1992 school term. The DARE program is currently being taught to approximately 330 sixth grade students each school year, who later receive an additional
Jr. High School curriculum when they reach the eighth grade.
The sixth grade DARE curriculum is taught once a week for forty-five minutes over a period of seventeen
weeks. The Eighth grade DARE curriculum is taught once a week for ninety minutes over a period of ten weeks. The DARE program is different than other anti-drug programs because it not
only teaches children to say “No” to drugs and violence, but it also teaches them how to say “No.” The DARE curriculum has a variety of lessons that deal with topics
such as stress, self esteem, being an assertive person, peer pressure, refusal techniques, and basic leadership traits.
There are currently two Exeter Township Police Officers who teach the
DARE program: Patrolman Gregory Davis and Patrolman Adalberto Carrasquillo.