D.A.R.E. was first taught by the Clay County Sheriff's Office in 1990 in the Hawley, Barnesville, Ulen-Hitterdal, and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton school districts. Deputies teaching D.A.R.E spend several hours each week with the children over the 17 weeks of the program.
Today our department has passed on responsibility for teaching D.A.R.E. to several small town police departments. However, the Sheriff's Office continues to teach the D.A.R.E. curriculum in the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Hawley, and Ulen-Hitterdal districts.