D.A.R.E LogoDrug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is a collaborative effort by certified law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents and the community to offer an educational program in the classroom to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence among children and youth. The emphasis of DARE is to help students recognize and resist the many direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, prescription medication, marijuana, inhalants and other drugs or to engage in violence.

DARE in Moorhead started in 1990 as part of the 5th grade core curriculum. Today, DARE is taught in all public schools in Moorhead.


Each year the DARE Officers make community presentations to service groups, college classes, neighborhood groups, and other interested community members.

The success of the DARE Program in our community has been obvious by the support we have received from the community. Putting a DARE Officer in our schools has been a great benefit to the Police Department in our community policing effort.

Our program is taught by School Resource Officer/DARE Officer Jordan Werk. School Resource Officer Brandon Heide is also trained as a DARE instructor.

Contact and Schedule a Presentation

To learn more about our DARE Program or schedule a presentation contact the Dare Officer.


Our department relies on donations from the community to support our program by assisting in the purchase of supplies for the program.  Click to donate now!

The City of Moorhead would like to thank the following list of contributors who have helped make the DARE program a success:

  • 702 Communications
  • Abbott, Arne, Schwindt, Inc 
  • ACE Hardware
  • Aggressive Towing
  • American Crystal Sugar
  • American Federal Bank
  • American Legion Post #21
  • Amvets Post No 7 
  • Arneson Ovsak Agency Inc
  • Audio Garage
  • Bell Bank
  • Bert's Truck Equipment
  • Border States Electric
  • CB & Sons Electric Inc
  • China Buffet
  • Coborn's
  • Cole Papers 
  • D&M Industries
  • David Eggers Insurance Inc
  • Dr. William K. Larson, DDS
  • Eide Bailly
  • Electro Watchman
  • F-M Salt Deliver
  • Games to Go 
  • Gateway Chevrolet
  • Glass Doctor
  • Grand Inn of Moorhead 
  • Joseph & Corrine Bennett
  • Ken’s Sanitation & Recycling
  • Korsmo Funeral Service
  • Krabbenhoft Real Estate Team 
  • Lakeland Mental Health Center
  • Lemke Home Improvements, Inc
  • Luther Family Buick GMC
  • Moorhead Midday Central Lions Club
  • Moorhead Plumbing & Heating, Inc
  • Moorhead Vikingland Kiwanis
  • Nokken Chiropractic Clinic, LTD
  • North Dakota Center for Sleep
  • Northwest Auto Body
  • Olsen Chain & Cable Co
  • Prairie St. Johns
  • R.S. Carey Land Co, Inc
  • RDO Equipment 
  • Remodeling by Foss
  • Ringstrom Law
  • Sig Olson & Sons
  • Taps Consulting, LLC
  •  Thai Orchid Restaurant
  • Town & Country Oil
  • Valley Premier Bank
  • Valley Repair, Inc
  • VFW Auxiliary 
  • Ward Muscatell Automotive