D.A.R.E. Program 

The D.A.R.E. Program is a ten week program teaching kids the dangers of drugs, tobacco and alcohol. We learn how to make good decisions, how to handle peer pressure and why friends and family are so important.

The D.A.R.E. Program also offers free photo/DNA identification cards throughout Allen County. The cards are wallet-sized for parents to keep an updated photo and their child’s DNA just in case the child comes up missing.

The D.A.R.E. Program offers two summer camps for the youth of Allen County. One is held in Delphos at Franklin Elementary school and the other one is held at the Allen County Fairgrounds.  


If anyone has Beanie Babies or that size of stuffed animals that they would like to donate to the Allen County D.A.R.E. Program, PLEASE let me know. I give them away to the kids during the Allen County Fair after they have their Child ID card is done. Also looking for toy cars (Matchbox size) or trading cards for the boys. If you wish to donate, you can drop them off at the Allen County Sheriff's Office or contact me and I will pick them up. Deputy Mike White @ 419-235-7708 or whitem@acso-oh.us or of course Facebook. Thanks for any consideration !!!

CONGRAULATIONS to the 2015 /2016 D.A.R.E. Essay Winners

                                  Allen East           Cyrus Shafer
                                  Bath                     Elise Branim
                                  Bluffton                 Amy Jebsen
                                  Elida                     Analei Jackson
                                  Franklin               Rachel Ryan
                                  Landeck               Lillian Baughn
                                  Perry                    Kelley Hale
                                  Shawnee               To be announced
                                  Spencerville       Emma Core
                             St. John's          Melanie Gerdeman
                                  Temple                Hunter Reprogle

Canal Days Parade

Sunday September 18, 2016

Line-up @ 1:30pm

Parade @ 2:00pm

Please join the Allen County D.A.R.E. Program in the Delphos Canal Days Parade. Walk behind the D.A.R.E. Vehicle and help pass out candy. We will line-up along Old Lincoln Hwy. west of Delphos no later than 1:30pm. Look for the D.A.R.E. Vehicle (tan GMC Terrain). The Parade begins at 2:00pm.

Please have arrangements to be picked up after we finish the Parade near St. John’s School.

F.O.P. Pancake Day

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge Hall

750 W. Robb Ave.

Saturday October 1, 2016

6:00am – 1:00pm

Please join us for all you can eat pancakes and sausage. All the money raised helps us support youth activities in our community. You can purchase advance tickets for only $7.00 at the Scout House next door to the F.O.P. Lodge Hall or from any F.O.P. / F.O.P.A. Member. Tickets at the door are $8.00 and kids 12 and under are $4.00. 

D.A.R.E. will offer FREE Photo / DNA Identification cards plus stickers and coloring books from 8:00am – 11:00am.



Allen County D.A.R.E. Program

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Contact Information

    Allen County D.A.R.E. Program Coordinator

    Deputy Mike White

    Phone: (419) 235-7708

    E-Mail address:  whitem@acso-oh.us

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