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

Photo Id’s scheduled for this Summer 

August 19 – 27     Allen County Fair                               Noon – 11pm

Labor Day Parade

Monday September 5, 2016

Parade begins at 10:00am

Join the Allen County D.A.R.E. Program in the Labor Day Parade. We will line up somewhere along Main St. between Northland Parking Lot and Robb Ave. no later than 9:30 am. I will announce the spot number when we receive it. The Parade will travel south on Main St. to the Public Square. PLEASE have your ride pick you up at the Civic Center after the Parade. Wear your D.A.R.E. shirt if you have one !!!



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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