DARE is a national program that began in 1983 in Los Angeles, California. The Brecksville Police Department has been involved with DARE since 1992. DARE is a collaborative effort of the essential components of a community; students, parents, schools, law enforcement and community leaders. DARE places specially trained police officers in classrooms to deliver sophisticated, science and evidence-based curricula teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives. DARE is instructed in every kindergarten – 5th grade classroom in the district. DARE is also taught to all 7th grade students in the district as well. Some of the topics addressed in the DARE Program include: drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety and other high risk circumstances that are part of the daily life of students.