Loudoun’s D.A.R.E. Program Goes Virtual

Like many elements of school life, the Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program will be taught online this year.

Deputies have been coordinating with D.A.R.E. America and Loudoun County Public Schools to develop and implement the program into a virtual format that can be taught to students online. Launching in Loudoun in 1987, D.A.R.E. is intended to build decision-making and problem-solving skills to help students make informed decisions and resist drug use, peer pressure and violence.

“As we cannot conduct in-person teaching at this time, the most important thing we can do is continue to work with the children as a community, as a school system, and as a law enforcement agency to try and educate them to make the right choices,” stated Sheriff Mike Chapman.

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