One officer is assigned as an instructor for the D.A.R.E. Program. This officer provides instruction to 5th or 6th grade students in drug and violence prevention techniques as provided by the national acclaimed D.A.R.E. Program.  The program is concluded with a graduation ceremony for those students who successfully complete the nine week long course. The program is currently being taught in 16 schools covering 32 fifth or sixth grade classrooms.  There were approximately 900 students participating in the program this year.

In 2013, the Florissant Police Department added a new D.A.R.E. car to promote the program to students. The vehicle was seized from a local drug dealer, after an investigation by Florissant officers.

dare car