The Sheriff's Office is fortunate to have D.A.R.E. available for all children who attend school in the Lewis County C-1 and Canton RV school districts. Chief Deputy Jerrod Eisenberg has completed the rigorous two week training and has provided instruction to 6th grade students at Highland Elementary since 2009. Since 1997, LCSO D.A.R.E. instructors have provided instruction to over 1700 sixth grade students.
It is our privilege in 2023 to bring back the D.A.R.E. tradition at the Canton RV school district. D.A.R.E. was previously taught to Canton RV students by members of the Canton Police Department but has been absent from the curriculum for many years.
The D.A.R.E. program aims to prevent the use of illegal drugs and alcohol by teens and children and also provides prevention strategies for peer pressure, bullying and other juvenile pressures. D.A.R.E. envisions a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance use, and other dangerous behaviors.
The Lewis County D.A.R.E. program is supported by donations of private citizens and numerous local businesses. If you wish to donate to this project please call anytime.