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DIVISIONS - DARE & Youth Resources


D.A.R.E. Officer Keenan Cook

Westlake Police Department administers Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) using uniformed officers to deliver key prevention messages to students in elementary through high school. Our officers instruct D.A.R.E. in the Westlake City Schools, as well as two private schools. The instruction begins in the third grade and continues in fifth, seventh and tenth grades.


Westlake Police Department currently has two officers assigned to D.A.R.E.: Officer Ken Delfing instructs all levels of the program, including the instruction of new D.A.R.E. Officers at the Police Academy; and Officer Roseanna McCoy instructs in the elementary schools. D.A.R.E. is an excellent means for teaching students about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs, and for fostering a positive image of police officers with the students.


In addition to classroom programs, each year two deserving high school seniors are awarded a D.A.R.E. Program Scholarship. Applicants are required to write essays about staying free from drugs and alcohol and the benefits of staying healthy. D.A.R.E. for Parents is also offered to Westlake parents who are interested in learning more about the dangers that drugs and alcohol pose to their children.


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