DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It is an Officer led series of classroom lessons that teaches students how to resist drugs and live productive violence free lives. The DARE program was started in 1983 in Los Angeles, CA. The Iowa County Sheriff’s Office has taught DARE for many years. Currently the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office has two Deputies who are DARE instructors. Deputy Travis Cliff who has been teaching since 2015 and Deputy Zach Lovell who has been teaching since 2019. Deputy Cliff and Deputy Lovell teach at Barneveld, Dodgeville, Highland, and Iowa-Grant school districts. Pecatonica school district has also been a past participant in the DARE program.