The Redwood City Police Department has been teaching D.A.R.E at the local elementary schools for over 20 years. The D.A.R.E. program teaches students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and responsible lives. Founded in 1983 by Los Angeles Police Department, today more than 15,000 D.A.R.E. officers and deputies are in over 10,000 communities nationwide educating America’s youth and serving as the first line of defense in America’s schools. The D.A.R.E. program is taught in all 50 states, and 49 other countries. All curriculum are science-based, age appropriate, and written by a national panel of curriculum and prevention experts. The D.A.R.E. curricular meets the core educational standards of health, language arts, and math. D.A.R.E. meets the needs of communities and schools as it relates to “bullying”. Our D.A.R.E. Instructors are uniformed law enforcement officers, meeting the minimum training standards for peace officer and who have completed the equivalent of two years as a peace officer with full police powers.