We, the men and women of the Henniker Police Department, are dedicated to providing excellent service through community and professional partnerships that build trust, reduce crime, create a safe environment, and enhance the quality of life in our community. We will work together to make Henniker truly New Hampshire's outstanding "all-American town."
This year the Henniker Police Department celebrated its 26th year of teaching D.A.R.E. in the Henniker Community School. We have maintained a great partnership with the Henniker Community School throughout the last 26 years. We both maintain our commitment to the health and safety of our youngest community members.
The program has been taught mostly at the fifth grade level. We found that young people start to make poor decisions in middle school and in 2006 we started teaching the middle school D.A.R.E. curriculum to seventh graders as well. For the D.A.R.E. program to be successful we need to work as a team, the police department, the school district, the community, and the parents. We should all strive to keep our youth drug and violence free.
The Henniker D.A.R.E. program is funded by the Henniker Police Association through our yearly calendar, the Masons, and private donations.
This year Sergeant Michael Martin instructed D.A.R.E. to the fifth and seventh grades. There were 35 5th grade graduates this year and a graduation ceremony was held at the Henniker Community School. The 7th grade graduating class celebrated their graduation with a pizza party.
Emma Dobbins is pictured with Sergeant Michael Martin and Daren. Emma was this year’s 5th grade essay winner and will ride in the cruiser with Chief French during the Memorial Day Parade.
Congratulations to all D.A.R.E. graduates!!