The Middle Township Police Department has conducted the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance and Education) Program in the Middle Township Schools since 1990. To date over 4,200 Middle Township students have gone through the DARE Program which is now taught at Elementary #2’s fifth (5th) grade. In 2010 the program was also taught at the Cape Christian Academy. This program is 14 weeks long and trained officers visit their assigned class once a week and teach a prescribed curriculum. In 2010 approximately 200 students were taught through the DARE Program. Officers who teach the DARE Program include: Sergeant Mark Higginbottom (Program Coordinator), Sergeant Jennifer DeLanzo, Sergeant Joshua Bryan and Sergeant Tracey Super.