Bexar County Constable Pct. 1
The Bexar County Constable's Department Precinct 1's Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program was established for the benefit of our young citizens. Deputy Constables teach the D.A.R.E. curriculum to students in the San Antonio Independent School District, Harlandale Independent School District, Edgewood Independent School District, South San Independent School District, and Southwest Independent School District. The D.A.R.E. program makes every effort to clarify the significance of making right choices by providing our fifth-graders skills and methods to say no to tobacco, alcohol, and other illegal substances. The program also emphasizes to the students the value of achieving and sharing positive self esteem with peers by getting along well with others.
DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a collaborative effort by law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents, and the community to offer an educational program in the classroom to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence among children and youth. DARE is taught by over 25,000 officers in 300,000 classrooms worldwide. DARE was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in nearly 75 percent of our nation's school districts and in more than 44 countries around the world. DARE goes beyond traditional drug abuse and violence prevention programs. It gives children the skills needed to recognize and resist the subtle and overt pressures that cause them to experiment with drugs or become involved in gangs or violent activities.
Every DARE deputy participates in an intensive training course given by other law enforcement professionals, experts, and school administrators. Each officer is evaluated by a team of "Mentors" several times before teaching their "Model" lesson as a guest speaker in an elementary school. They are again evaluated by the classroom teacher before being certified to teach DARE! Additionally, all officers are required annual training to keep their certification active. Our Officers have met all requirements required by D.A.R.E America and are certified in both the Elementary School, and Middle School.