This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation's school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world.
D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
Oelwein D.A.R.E. Officer Brandon DeJong teaches the D.A.R.E. curriculum each year to Oelwein Middle School and Sacred Heart students.
Former NFL and Iowa Hawkeye Football Player, Marv Cook, was the guest speaker at the 2013 Oelwein D.A.R.E. Graduation on December 13th, 2013.
Samantha Frost, Britni Wright and Jade Alber were three out of five students chosen to read their D.A.R.E. essay's at the 2013 Oelwein D.A.R.E. Graduation on December 13th, 2013.
Oelwein D.A.R.E. Officer Brandon DeJong lead the D.A.R.E. Graduation
at the Oelwein Middle School on Friday, March 18th, 2011
Guest Speaker at the Oelwein D.A.R.E. Graduation 2011 was
KWWL Weekend News Anchor Danielle Wagner
The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903
Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers
The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.