The Police Department began the DARE Program in Murfreesboro City Schools during the 1992 fiscal school year. Presently, the DARE curriculum is taught all Murfreesboro City schools and two private schools. The staff teaches the 10 week curriculum to fifth grade students.
Additional Officer Duties
The Murfreesboro City Schools system also uses School Safety and Education Officers, in addition to their regular instructing duties, to assist with school counseling, alternate solutions for disciplinary problems, security at individual schools, career days, reading, award days, fall festivals, and other miscellaneous city school activities.
The SSEO's primary responsibility is teaching the DARE curriculum, however they coordinate the majority of safety and/or educational activities that involve children and the Murfreesboro Police Department. The SSEO's work together on several public relations programs and projects throughout the year.
Questions or comments regarding the DARE Program should be directed to Sergeant Scott Newberg at 629-201-5579.