SPO4 Fernando Galang, DARE international mentor and officer, presented the DARE Program during the #ANYARE??? The Drug Addiction Intervention Congress held at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati on 26 August 2017.
DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It is a cooperative action by the PNP with the schools and parents with a goal to educate the youth on how to resist addiction to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and violence.
5 PNP Strategies To Fight Drugs
- Supply reduction
- Internal cleansing
- Legal offensive
- Internal and regional cooperation
- Drug demand reduction
Features of The DARE Program
- Comprehensive long term educational approach to prevent substance abuse among children.
- Police Officer-led series of classroom lessons that teach children on HOW to resist pressures to experiment with drugs and other harmful substances
- Comprises 15-lesson core curriculum for grades 5 to 9 students being taught by Police Officers with classroom teachers assisting.
- Program utilizes a strategy on prevention rather than cure.
- The curriculum was developed by educators and has to be presented to school children by specially trained, uniformed police officers.
- Values formation is the very core of the curriculum to enable the students to be effective models for their peer group.
- Veteran law enforcers can answer questions from the students about drugs, alcohol and other harmful substances based on their years of training and direct experience with offenders and victims of street crimes due to substance abuse. This gives the police officers unmatched credibility compared to regular classroom teachers.
PNP DARE Hotline
02-911 (call via mobile)
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE
DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP
NHQ-PNP, Camp Crame, Quezon City