Project DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a nationally recognized program in which law enforcement officers interact with school students weekly in the classroom for an entire semester, teaching children effective methods to resist peers and other sources of temptation to use or experiment with drugs and alcohol. In addition to classroom teaching, the DARE partnership between the Sheriff's Department and participating schools utilizes parents and the community in preventing student substance abuse through image enhancement and skill development in resisting drugs and alcohol.