Drug Abuse Resistance Education
The Bellevue Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program was implemented as a part of the department’s focus on crime prevention and better serving the city. Bellevue's D.A.R.E. program currently has one full-time coordinator/instructor who is certified to teach the D.A.R.E. curriculum. Officer Schroeder is dedicated to providing substance abuse, gang, and violence prevention programming to students in the Bellevue area schools.
The D.A.R.E. coordinator works closely with the School Resource Officers in providing school based prevention and education as well as crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and enforcement activities. The Bellevue Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program is offered primarily to 5th grade students, though the Officers also provide education, intervention, and prevention services to meet a wide variety of community needs.
Bud Schroeder (left) recently accepted a $700 donation from Gary Kilburg of Bellevue American Legion Post #273 for the Bellevue D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program at Bellevue Community Schools. Schroeder said the funds will be used for educational materials for the Bellevue D.A.R.E. program.