Augusta Deparment of Public Safety

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D.A.R.E. Program

Augusta Department of Public Safety

The Augusta Department of Public Safety (ADPS) adopted the  program in 1998.

The "Drug Abuse Resistance Education" program teaches kids the importance of just saying "NO" to drugs and violence.  The information presented to the elementary school students (K-5), teaches them the 8 ways to say "NO"! At the end of the 11 week program a culmination, or graduation, is held for the students that have successfully completed the course. Each student receives a certificate of completion for his or her effort.

One Public Safety Officer is assigned as the Augusta Department of Public Safety D.A.R.E. instructor. 


1.  Saying "No Thanks!"
2.  Giving a reason or excuse.
3.  Repeated Refusal, or Keep Saying NO.
4.  Walking Away.
5.  Changing the Subject.
6.  Avoiding the Situation.
7.  Cold Shoulder.
8.  Strength in Numbers.

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The Augusta Department of Public Safety is a full-service organization offering police, fire, rescue and 9-1-1 services for the City of Augusta, Kansas and Butler County Fire District Number 2.

Our facility is located at 2100 North Ohio Street, Augusta, Kansas and you can reach us by phone (non-emergency) at 316-775-4500.

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