The Stow Police Department provides D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to the sixth-grade class at Stow-Munroe Falls Schools. D.A.R.E. consists of police officer-led lessons that teach students how to resist negative peer pressure and to become leaders by being sources of encouragement (positive peer pressure). Other than drugs, some topics include risks and consequences, resistance strategies, healthy ways to deal with stress, effective communication, bullying, and help networks. D.A.R.E. emphasizes the D.A.R.E. Decision-Making Model (Define, Assess, Respond and Evaluate) to teach students how to live productive lives, free from drugs and violence. Officer Jason Bailey completed his training and took over the D.A.R.E. program in September of 2020, making 2021 his first full year in the role. Officer Bailey educates approximately 430 students annually.