D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a collaborative effort by DARE certified law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents, and the community to offer an educational program in the classroom to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence among children and youth. The program offers preventive strategies for children to keep them healthy and drug free.
The Franklin Township Police Department began teaching D.A.R.E. in 1997 with five certified D.A.R.E. instructors. The officers are building important bonds between the students, school staff, and parents. The police department has expanded the program to include Delsea Middle School and a parent program.