The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)/Student Safety program in Hanson’s four schools begins at the kindergarten level and continues through high school. The DARE/Student Safety Officer William Frazier is the educational liaison to the Whitman/Hanson Regional School District and is assigned as the full time D.A.R.E./Student Safety Officer providing daily instruction for grades K – 8. Hanson is one of a few communities in Massachusetts that offers a full-time D.A.R.E./Student Safety Program.
In addition to the D.A.R.E. curriculum, the program addresses stranger danger, train safety, bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, seat belt use, bullying, gangs, student self-esteem, dating and domestic violence. Officer Frazier has also led instruction for students on internet safety, instant messaging dangers, and identity theft.
The Hanson Police Department also participates in Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz’s Summer Day Program. This annual week-long mid-summer program is for students entering the sixth grade. Campers learn about the effects and consequences of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs from police officers and peer leaders. The camp reinforces important lessons on good decision making, positive self-esteem and team work.
For more information contact:
Officer William Frazier
DARE/Student Safety Officer
Phone: 781-293-4625 ext 252 or by