Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is an educational drug awareness classroom program which is totally donation supported and provided by a specially trained Deputy of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office over a period of thirteen weeks. The Deputy presents a research-based curriculum addressing issues such as bullying, peer pressure, age appropriate facts related to tobacco and alcohol use, effective communication, self-esteem, appropriate use of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and decision making steps needed to make good choices in response to common stress situations for fifth or sixth grade students. The D.A.R.E. program currently serves approximately 250 students in the Ash Grove, Fair Grove, Strafford, and Walnut Grove school districts. The GCSO believes direct communication with young people will make a positive difference regarding the quality of choices made by young people. The D.A.R.E. program is part of a much broader comprehensive crime prevention effort and part of a continuing outreach to young people by Sheriff Arnott.