D.A.R.E. program returns to Anne Arundel schools

ANNE ARUNDEL CO. – Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is being reintroduced to Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Superintendent George Arlotto, Police Chief Timothy Altomare, and County Executive Steve Schuh announced on Friday that D.A.R.E. would be coming back to the county’s public schools. The program, which aims to teach students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives, will serve to bolster the County’s education and prevention efforts to keep children safe from drugs and drug addiction.

“Education is the key to ensuring the next generation of Anne Arundel County citizens understands the dangers of heroin and opioids,” Schuh said.

The program will start with students at Annapolis, Corkran, and Lindale middle schools and will be taught by specially trained officers.

“I am confident that the return of D.A.R.E. will have a lasting effect on our youth as they grow to be productive members of the Anne Arundel County community,” Chief Altomare said. “I cannot thank Dr. Arlotto and Mr. Schuh enough for breathing life back into this program.”