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DARE Ohio Training (DOT)

DOT Class Dates   *   Location   *   Fee Information   *   Application   *   Informational Flyer
DOT Format   *   DOT Curriculum Description

D.O.T. CLASS #69 Fall 2017 will soon be taking applications.  Information and registration will be posted here as soon as details are confirmed.
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TBD for 2017
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$1000 Registration for Ohio Applicants
$1500 Registration for Out of State Applicants

Informational Flyer

Contact DARE Ohio

QUESTIONS: Contact the DARE OHIO Office at 614-761-9498

Crowne Plaza Columbus North, Ohio (614-885-1885)

Crown Plaza Columbus North

*Fee covers:
Instruction and materials for the two week D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT), lunch each day except for the second Thursday (bring cash to eat at the elementary school), dinner on the first Monday and second Thursday of training (the D.A.R.E. Officer Banquet) and the graduation ceremony.

What is not covered:
Overnight rooming: reservations should be made with and paid to Crowne Plaza by the law enforcement agency. The rate is $84 per night plus tax and includes breakfast. Dinner for the remaining seven evenings is “on your own”.

Application Deadline:  UNTIL CLASS IS FULL or 30 days before DOT start date


  • DARE K-4 Program
  • keepin’ it REAL – Elementary Core Curriculum (the elementary curriculum is 9 instructional blocks in length)
  • keepin’ it REAL – Middle School Curriculum (the DARE middle school curriculum is taught at the 7th or 8th grade level and contains an instructional block of 10 lessons)


“DARE Officer Training”

The DOT format will include training in the: DARE K-4 Program, Keepin’ it REAL Elememtary Core Program and, keepin’ it REAL Middle School Program (10 weeks). To be eligible, a police officer must be a sworn full-time officer with two years uniformed street experience in their current department OR a sworn full-time officer with a total of two years uniformed street experience, who has successfully completed the current departments imposed probationary period. Also, the Officer must have no sustained disciplinary actions within the past three years or be involved in a current departmental investigation. A Statement of Commitment must be completed by both the Police Department and School Superintendent. Registration fee covers all training costs and materials. The 2 week training is held at OPOTA-London. Room Accommodations (Double Occupancy) and Meals are provided for the duration of the 80-hour training. Transportation costs to and from the Academy are not included. Other application requirements apply. The application and all paperwork/information must be received BEFORE an Officer will be scheduled for the Interview.

“DARE High School Training”

The DARE High School Curriculum is currently under analysis and will need to be tweaked and revised accordingly. The High School Program “Take Charge of Your Life” has seven lessons with an option “Project” at the end to be done in conjunction with the student’s own High School. The curriculum contains several “trigger” video’s that promote open discussion with the students. These discussions result in decision making and possible alternatives.

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