D.A.R.E. Officer Training (D.O.T.)

Dates June 9-21, 2024

Non-Indiana candidates:  please contact [email protected] for an application.

Please complete the forms below and return them to our office via email or mail.

1. Application for D.A.R.E. Officer Training

A D.A.R.E. Officer candidate must be a full-time, uniformed law enforcement officer with at least two years of experience, meeting the minimum training standard for peace officer status in their state of residence. The two page application must be completed and signed by both the candidate and agency head and must be accompanied with a copy of the candidate’s ILEA certificate.

2. Local Interview Report

Indiana D.A.R.E. Officer candidates are required to participate in an oral screening process which involves an interview with a local screening team. Each agency requesting training is required to form a screening team composed of 4-6 persons including a police administrator, an educator, a school administrator, a parent, and a certified D.A.R.E. officer (if available). Any member may serve under more than one category. Communities are encouraged to select screening team members who have experience with the D.A.R.E. program. The signatures of all screening team members must be included on the report.  The team may meet either as a group or individually with the D.A.R.E. Officer candidate.

3. School Participation Agreement

The D.A.R.E. Officer candidate’s police agency is required to complete a participation agreement with each participating school district in which the officer will teach D.A.R.E. Both the agency head and the school superintendent must sign the agreement.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the D.A.R.E. Indiana staff.