Since 1993, the Paulding County Sheriff's Office has been providing children with the information and skills they need to live drug and violence free lives. D.A.R.E.Deputies equip kids with the tools that will enable them to avoid negative influences and instead, allow them to focus on their strengths and potential. D.A.R.E. Deputies, using techniques of facilitation-gone are the days of the didactic lecture-guides students as they work in small cooperative learning groups using the D.A.R.E. decision making model to apply to real life situations.