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

D.A.R.E. Walk

Thank You to EVERYONE who volunteered, sponsored or raised money for the Allen County D.A.R.E. Program.

Elly Wrasman (Delphos St. Johns) raised the most money and chose the Kalahari Package

Madison Harrod (Bath) is the second place winner and chose the roller skates

Shandon Sewell (Shawnee) is the third place winner and chose the Cedar Point tickets

Kyla Bailey (Bath) is the fourth place winner and chose the Westgate Bowling package

James Harbur (Shawnee) is the fifth place winner and chose the Kings Island tickets

Allen County D.A.R.E. Camp

Wednesday July 6 – Friday July 8

Allen County Fairgrounds (youth building)

8:30am – 3:00pm

Kids in the 4th thru 8th grade can attend the camp. For only $20.00, you will receive a camp shirt, lunch and many activities such as bowling, swimming and roller skating. There will Cedar Point, Kings Island tickets, bicycles and many other prizes given away. There are a limited number of forms available in the school offices or at the Allen County Sheriff's Office. You can also click on the link below for the registration form and more details. High School kids are needed as Youth Leaders.

Allen County D.A.R.E. Camp

Some of the 2016 Summer D.A.R.E. Activity Flyers that were sent home had the days of the week stated incorrectly. The correct days are Wednesday thru Friday. The dates are correct July 6 thru July 8. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Photo Id’s scheduled for this Summer 

July 16                Fairgrounds Pizza (King Poker Run)    10am – Noon

August 2              Heritage Park (National Night Out)      6pm – 9pm

August 19 – 27     Allen County Fair                               Noon – 11pm



Allen County D.A.R.E. Program

     Web Sites For D.A.R.E.  




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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