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Meet the Illinois DARE Officers Asosciation

    "The single resource for the Illinois D.A.R.E. Officer to be updated with curriculum and events that can enrich their local DARE programs." 

The IDOA is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, which has been created to enhance the education of the Illinois DARE Officers and their students. We maintain an on-going training program with assorted topics taught 3-4 times per year throughout the State. We try and keep the topics current with trends in education and are always open to new ideas.


Mission Statement

We believe that the integrity of the D.A.R.E. Program and its promotion worldwide are critical to maintaining D.A.R.E. as the most recognized prevention curriculum. Our efforts are directed towards continually assisting and educating all members of the Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association. We also believe all efforts must be of the highest quality possible, serving the best interests of the D.A.R.E. Program, our members, and most importantly the children of the world.



We are committed to:

  • Disseminating, sharing, advising, and coordinating information which is beneficial and noteworthy to the operation of D.A.R.E. on a nationwide basis.

  • Developing a means to disseminate information which is of value to D.A.R.E. Officers and Educators worldwide.

  • Provide a resource for the D.A.R.E. Officer to maintain a high level of officer safety in a school environment 

  • Assisting the continuity of materials and teaching techniques.

  • Promoting harmony and good will among its members.

  • Promoting the DARE program and its benefits to the citizens of Illinois.

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