Pelham Manor Police Officer Robert Vogel has graduated from the NY Sate Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) training program and will be instituting this ten-week program in the fifth grades of Prospect Hill and Siwanoy schools.
D.A.R.E. training is a two-week program that is held in Montour Falls, NY, and its goal is to train police officers how to teach and connect with students in the classroom. The police officers then work with students to give them the knowledge and tools they need to make safe, responsible and healthy choices.
D.A.R.E.'s mission is "Teaching students good decision making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives".