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The police department also uses funds from the sale of property forfeited or seized during drug cases to help finance the DARE program.
This year, the department is projecting $10,000 in revenue from such activity, according to the 2017 municipal budget.
More than 600 students a year are exposed to the Beavercreek DARE program, according to the police department.
DARE was started in Los Angeles in 1983 as a part of the War Against Drugs campaign. Since then, the national program is used not only to educate school-aged children on drug issues and related topics, but also to educate about gangs, violent behavior, smoking, alcohol consumption, peer pressure as well as bullying and responsible social media practices.
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