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Drug Abuse Resistance Education

The Murrieta Police Department provides comprehensive anti-drug educational programs in the middle and elementary schools within the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. This includes a sixteen week D.A.R.E. program presented each spring to all fifth grade classrooms in the elementary schools.

D.A.R.E. has several community and corporate sponsors who provide financial assistance during our annual D.A.R.E. golf tournament held each spring. Red Ribbon Week is drug awareness program for all elementary and middle school students, presented for a week during the month of October.

To help sponsor or volunteer with the D.A.R.E. program or Red Ribbon Week program, please call the program coordinator.

Sergeant Dave Baca
(951) 461-6308


      D.A.R.E. Officer

Alta Murrieta Elementary   Officer Dave Hernandez
Antelope Hills Elementary  Sergeant Jim Gruwell
Avaxat Elementary  Officer Brian Quick
Buchanan Elementary  Corporal John Therien
Cole Canyon Elementary  Sergeant Dave Baca
E. Hale Curran Elementary  Corporal Andy Spagnolo
Lisa J. Mails Elementary  Officer Travis Shows
Monte Vista Elementary  Corporal Kent Chivington
Murrieta Elementary  Officer Stacie Day
Rail Ranch Elementary  Sergeant Spencer Parker
Tovashal Elementary  Sergeant Sandy O'Donnell