The D.A.R.E. curriculum continues to be a very important program for the Hannibal Police Department.  Children are this community's most valuable resource and every effort should be made to teach responsible decision making and educate youth of the dangers of substance abuse.  The D.A.R.E. core curriculum is taught in the 5th grade classes. 

 The D.A.R.E. program uses volunteers from the community to assist with functions.  Without these dedicated people we would not be able to put on the programs we have today. We encourage anyone to volunteer. It has been very rewarding for parents and friends to get involved in D.A.R.E. 

Click here to view some D.A.R.E. photos.

The Hannibal Police Department would like to thank the parents, teachers, school administrators, and community for their continued support of the D.A.R.E. program.  



During the 2000-2001 school year, the Hannibal Courier Post along with KHMO/KICK FM ran a fund raiser for the DARE Program to purchase a truck.  Pictured left is  the  2001 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Pickup.  In the background is the mighty Mississippi River located at the  riverfront in Hannibal.  The people of the community showed their support by sending funds in to help purchase the truck. Sign Pro in Quincy provided the graphics. The DARE program already had most of the money necessary from previous fund raisers. With the help of the community's support, we now have a very needed and useful tool for the program.

Along with the community support, the graduating DARE students who wished to participate in helping purchase the truck got an added bonus. Their names now appear on the back of the truck's tailgate to show our appreciation. Check it out sometime when you see it going by!

Link to DARE Kids Fun Area