D.A.R.E. Program

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