MCTC Course Catalog
(click here for an alphabetical course listing)

D.A.R.E. Officer Training

A D.A.R.E. Instructor must be a uniformed law enforcement officer, meeting the minimum training standards for peace officer status in their state of residence, and who has completed the equivalent of two years as a peace officer with full police powers. Additionally, the D.A.R.E. Instructor candidate’s employing police agency shall have a memorandum of understanding with concerned school district(s) allowing implementation of D.A.R.E. after completion of the candidate’s training.

Course Description
The basic 80 hour D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT) allows a police officer or sheriff deputy to teach both
the elementary curriculum and the middle school curriculum, as well as the high school curriculum. D.A.R.E. has new elementary and middle school curriculums, keepin’ it REAL (kiR). The D.A.R.E. kiR middle school curriculum which is an evidence-based program commended by the Surgeon General, Scientific American magazine, the President’s 2017 Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, the National Institute of Justice, the California Healthy Kids Resource Center, and the United Nations.

Topics Included

• Self-awareness and management
• Responsible decision making
• Understanding others
• Relationship and communication skills
• Handling responsibilities and challenges

Course Length
D.A.R.E. Officer Training is a 12-day (80-hour) course

Must be Certified Law Enforcement Officer with 2 years' experience or have a signed waiver.

There are no scheduled classes available at this time.

MCTC provides on-site and mobile training of the highest quality at no cost to the student to all those involved in the fight against drug trafficking and substance abuse.

If you would like to host this class click here.

Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585  Johnston, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532 (commercial), 431-4756 (DSN), 515-727-3613 (Fax)