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D.A.R.E. Officer Lt. Tim Williams with police car

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D.A.R.E. Supervisor

Lt. Tim Williams (email)

D.A.R.E. Website

D.A.R.E. Board of Directors


The Mishawaka D.A.R.E program was implemented in 1986. Since that time, thousands of 5th and 6th grade students have successfully graduated from our program. The D.A.R.E program teaches our youths to resist peer pressures and to understand the consequences of using drugs.

The main goal of our program is to educate our children on the dangers involved in using drugs such as alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco products. The D.A.R.E program's message also includes lessons about peer pressure, decision making, friendship foundations, and consequences. Having uniformed police officers in our schools helps to build a positive relationship between our police department and our children.

Our presence in and around the schools also helps to reassure the safety in our school community. Currently, our D.A.R.E program is taught in twelve schools in Mishawaka: seven public schools and five parochial schools: 

• Battell
• Beiger
• Covenant Christian
• Emmons
• Hums
• LaSalle

• Liberty
• Twin Branch
• Queen of Peace
• St. Bavo
• St. Joseph
• St. Monica

Mishawaka Police Department patch with US flag, Indiana flag, and city seal


Lobby Hours

200 N. Church Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Phone (574) 258-1678
Fax (574) 258-1690


Chief of Police

Kenneth Witkowski, Jr.