LAPORTE | The DARE program is back in the elementary schools in LaPorte as part of an ongoing multi-pronged effort to curb a problem with heroin and other drugs.
The city, with help from proceeds raised by a concert by country music superstar Clint Black last December, trained police officers to teach students through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.
Officer Pat Hemphill is the lead DARE officer with officers Jim Ferguson and Matthew Drangmeister assisting, police said.
Bringing back the 10-week DARE program that was offered more than a decade ago is part of the strategies developed in the past year to attack heroin and other drugs.
DARE focuses on things like teaching students about the dangers of drugs and building up their tolerance to resist temptation.
"It'll be in every fifth-grade classroom," said Milo.