Northampton police disavow affiliation with DARE
NORTHAMPTON — City police issued a statement Friday regarding telephone solicitations on behalf of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, known as DARE.
According to Capt. Scott A. Savino, the Northampton Police Department has no affiliation with DARE and has never benefitted from any money raised by the organization.
Savino said in a prepared statement that the DARE curriculum is no longer taught in any of the city’s elementary schools.
Any statement made by a solicitor that local police and DARE are working together is incorrect, Savino said.