D.A.R.E. Car

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania Sheriff's Office DARE Van.
West Vancouver D.A.R.E. Jeep Wrangler.

D.A.R.E. Cars are Police vehicles used commonly to enforce Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.). Used by D.A.R.E. certified law enforcement officers. A number of D.A.R.E. programs in local police departments have some vehicles marked as police cars to promote the program. The D.A.R.E. cars appear at schools in parades. Typically these cars are high-end or performance cars that have been seized in a drug raid.[1] They are used to send the message that drug dealers forfeit all their glamorous trappings when they get caught. D.A.R.E. cars can also be regular police vehicles that are nearing the end of their service life that are pressed into service for the promotion,[2] or new police cars outfitted especially for the D.A.R.E. program.[3]


  1. ^ Cool new car for D.A.R.E. Archived 2008-07-08 at the Wayback Machine. Old Bridge, NJ Police department 2006 Dodge Charger seized in a drug raid and outfitted using seized assets. Greater Media Newspapers - Suburban. December 13, 2007
  2. ^ Franconia Township Police Department Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine.. Franconia Township, PA. 2000 Ford Crown Victoria that was made available by Chief Joe (Joseph Kozeniewski) after it was retired from the duties of a Police patrol vehicle in 2003.
  3. ^ City of Burleson - D.A.R.E.[permanent dead link] Burleson, TX Police Department - dealer furnished new car

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