Mayor Dennis Clough, Police Chief Kevin Bielozer and Westlake City School District officials recognized graduates of the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program at Dover Intermediate School on Friday, Feb. 28. The students took turns at the podium sharing essays describing the lessons they learned about how good decision-making skills can help them avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence.
Westlake Police Department administers D.A.R.E. using uniformed officers to deliver key prevention messages to students in elementary through high school. Our officer instruct D.A.R.E. in the Westlake City Schools, as well as 2 private schools. The instruction begins in the third grade and continues in fifth, seventh and tenth grades.