A Message from Chief Ron Jones about D.A.R.E.

The St. James Police Department is actively involved in the DARE Program. DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Lt. Ron Jones is the current DARE instructor for the St. James School District for the 5th grade.

Project D.A.R.E. is a cooperative effort between the St. James Police Department and the St. James School District.  DARE is a 10 week program teaching kids the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol and tobaco on the mind and body. Project D.A.R.E. is a program designed to teach the students how to “SAY NO” to illegal drugs and pressures placed upon them by peers, based upon reason rather than internal and external forces.

Project D.A.R.E. teaches the children how to weigh negative and positive consequences, how to build good self-esteem, recognize and deal with peer type pressures and much more.  These are all very important factors that the child will face in the upcoming years that will surely have an influence on his or her life.  We must not lose sight of our younger generation.  As the saying goes, “Our young people of today will be our leaders of tomorrow.”  Let us join together and afford them the vital opportunity they need to live in a drug free society.  This is project D.A.R.E.  Thank you for your support.

For additional information on the DARE program click here or contact Chief Ron Jones