The Town of Old Lyme is proud to announce that Officer Stephen Hackett graduated this morning and is now a certified D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) instructor. This program will allow Officer Hackett the ability to interact with our students using the highly acclaimed program/curricula that provides students from grades K-12 the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 and has proven so successful that it has been implemented in thousands of schools throughout the United States and many other countries.