DARE logo

Teaching Students Decision-Making for Safe and Healthy Lives.

The Noblesville Police Department has been a proud supporter of D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) since 1992.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles, California and is currently being implemented in 75% of the nation's school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world. The program is intended to give children the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. The D.A.R.E. program also provides an opportunity for young people in our community to communicate with police officers and to see officers in a helping role, not just an enforcement role. In addition, it assists in opening dialogue between school, police, and parents to deal with other issues. 
It is estimated that nearly 9,000 students have successfully participated in the program since the Noblesville Police Department and the Noblesville School Corporation brought the program onboard in 1992. The officers of the Noblesville Police Department recognize that community programs of this kind are an invaluable tool in our effort to teach children how to resist peer pressure and to live productive and violence-free lives.

Contact Us

Matthew Johnston
Matthew Johnston, Patrol Officer / School Resource Officer
Public Safety Building (more)
135 S 9th St
Noblesville, IN 46060

  • Business: (317) 776-6340
  • Fax: (317) 776-6388
  • Staff Directory

In this Department

Topics of Interest