D.A.R.E. Program 

The D.A.R.E. Program is a ten week program teaching kids the dangers of drugs, tobacco and alcohol. We learn how to make good decisions, how to handle peer pressure and why friends and family are so important.

The D.A.R.E. Program also offers free photo/DNA identification cards throughout Allen County. The cards are wallet-sized for parents to keep an updated photo and their child’s DNA just in case the child comes up missing.

The D.A.R.E. Program offers two summer camps for the youth of Allen County. One is held in Delphos at Franklin Elementary school and the other one is held at the Allen County Fairgrounds.  


If anyone has Beanie Babies or that size of stuffed animals that they would like to donate to the Allen County D.A.R.E. Program, PLEASE let me know. I give them away to the kids during the Allen County Fair after they have their Child ID card is done. Also looking for toy cars (Matchbox size) or trading cards for the boys. If you wish to donate, you can drop them off at the Allen County Sheriff's Office or contact me and I will pick them up. Deputy Mike White @ 419-235-7708 or whitem@acso-oh.us or of course Facebook. Thanks for any consideration !!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2016 /2017 D.A.R.E. Essay Winners

                                  Allen East           Riley Mason
                                  Bath                     Jordyn Sturgeon
                                  Bluffton                 Ben Hartzler
                                  Elida                     Nicholas Patton
                                  Franklin               Lucas Clay
                                  Landeck               Madyson Teman
                                  Perry                     Avrie Dunlap
                                  Shawnee               Isabella Moore
                                  Spencerville       Quincey Baumgartner
                             St. John's          Josh Unland
                                  Temple                Caleb Kiser

I would like to express my sincere thanks to EVERYONE who supported the Allen County D.A.R.E. Program in 2016 & so far in 2017. There is no budget for the D.A.R.E. Program so we rely 100% on donations from the community. If you, your business or organization would like to donate to the Allen County D.A.R.E. Program, PLEASE contact Deputy Mike White or the Sheriff's Office. 100% of your donation goes back to the kids of Allen County. Thank you for any consideration !!! 


Please visit us at the D.A.R.E. Office during the Allen County Fair. We will be offering FREE D.A.R.E. Photo / DNA Identification cards. We also will be giving away stickers, coloring books, donated small animals, trading cards and buttons.
KID"S DAY is Monday August 21. The Fair Board has agreed to let D.A.R.E. Kids in for FREE when the following requirements are met:

1. You must be a current D.A.R.E. Graduate 2016/2017 school year & wear your D.A.R.E. school shirt.
2. You must be with a paying adult.
3. Enter Gate A ONLY !!!

2017 D.A.R.E. Photo Identification Cards Scheduled Events

August 18 – 26     Fairgrounds --- 2750 Harding Hwy.     Allen County Fair /  12pm – 11pm

Other FUN Summertime Activities 

Kids bowl FREE @ Westgate: 2 FREE games of bowling a day. Sign up at www.KidsBowlFree.com/Westgate


Kids skate FREE @ Edgewood: 2 FREE passes every week. Sign up at www.kidsskatefree.com/Edgewood ($4.00 annual setup fee per child)


Summertime Fun every Wednesday @ Edgewood Skate Arena from 1pm – 4pm thru August 15th. Admission is only $1.00; drinks $1.00; hot dogs $1.00


Check out FUN activities at our local parks www.jampd.com



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Contact Information

    Allen County D.A.R.E. Program Coordinator

    Deputy Mike White

    Phone: (419) 235-7708

    E-Mail address:  


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