DARE is an acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Our DARE program was adopted in 1990 by the Lower Makefield Township Police Department, the Falls Township Police Department and the Pennsbury School District. The program is active at 22 schools in the school district including public, parochial and private schools. DARE is now taught to students in grades 1 through 5 in the elementary schools, and grade 6 in our Middle Schools. The program is also taught in grade 8 in the parochial and private schools.

The Lower Makefield Township officers who are DARE Instructors play a dual role as the Community Relations Officers. They tackle a wide variety of issues that affect the quality of life of our residents. The officers are also responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Lower Makefield Township Neighborhood Watch Association, including the crime and police log that is published weekly on the Neighborhood Watch Association website.