D.A.R.E. Program

2020 DARE CAMP: Many of you are asking about our DARE CAMP registration. Our two-week DARE CAMP is tentatively scheduled for July 6th-10th and July 13th-17th. Of course, depending on the COVID-19 health recommendations at that time, we may be forced to cancel DARE Camp. However, in the meantime, we are hoping that we will be able to continue this 20+ year tradition that so many of our students (and parents!) look forward to. With Quincy Public Schools currently closed, we have been unable to distribute the registration forms which typically go out in March. We are working with the Quincy Public Schools to determine what may be the best way to distribute this information. As soon as we have a plan in place, we will let you know. Please be patient as we work through this. If you have any questions, please email quincydare@quincyma.gov

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is a program consisting of a series of classroom lessons that include the most up-to-date evidence and research-based strategies for drug abuse prevention. The program addresses common drug-related beliefs among adolescents; increases risk-awareness of substance abuse; and focuses on improving social skills like problem-solving, communication, decision making, and resistance/assertiveness training.  

D.A.R.E. Officers

Officer Melanie Reeves (617) 745-5735  e-mail: Officer Melanie Reeves
Officer Don Sautter  (617) 745-5735 e-mail: Officer Don Sautter 


"In response to the nation’s Opioid crisis, D.A.R.E. is developing a comprehensive Opioid Prevention Curricula for elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as their communities that will address abuse of Opioids and Over the Counter and Prescription Drugs. As part of our efforts to serve children, families and communities, we additionally offer the following free online Opioid Lesson for students, parents, and members of communities."  You can view the educational course here

Daniel Quirk, Chief Keenan, and DARE Officer Don Sautter

The DARE 2 vehicle was graciously donated by Quirk Auto Dealers. Pictured (L-R) are Daniel Quirk, Chief Keenan, and DARE Officer Don Sautter