Guiding Principles

The School Resource Officer Program is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of a certified law enforcement officer within the educational environment on several different levels.  This partnership between the school district and local law enforcement agency allows the SRO to work closely with the school administration to provide a safe learning environment, law related education, and the expertise of a trained law enforcement officer on campus.


The officer is involved in a variety of functions:

  • As a visible, active law enforcement figure on campus dealing with any law-related issue.
  • As a classroom resource for instruction in the following areas: law related education, violence diffusion, safety programs, alcohol and drug prevention, crime prevention and other areas.
  • As a member of the faculty and administrative team working hand in hand to solve problems in the school community.
  • As a resource for the students enabling them to be associated with positive law enforcement figure in the student’s environment.
  • As a resource to teachers, parents, and students for law related concerns and questions.
  • As a counseling resource in areas which may affect the educational environment and may be law-related.

Our Officers

Hingham High SchoolOfficer Ford17 Union St. Hingham, MA 02043
Hingham Middle SchoolOfficer Ramsey1103 Main St. Hingham, MA 02043
East ElementaryOfficer Walden2 Collins Rd, Hingham, MA 02043
Foster ElementaryOfficer Walden55 Downer Ave, Hingham, MA 02043
Plymouth River ElementaryOfficer Walden200 High St, Hingham, MA 02043
South ElementaryOfficer Walden831 Main St, Hingham, MA 02043

D.A.R.E. Program

The D.A.R.E. Mission

“Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives”

The D.A.R.E. Vision

“A world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.”

History of the D.A.R.E. Program

Facing unparalleled drug abuse among our youth in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, visionary Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates and the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1983 launched an unprecedented and innovative substance abuse prevention education program – Drug Abuse Resistance Education.

With each passing year, D.A.R.E.’s success was seen in classrooms and homes leading to rapid growth and expansion. As each decade passed and success increased, the challenges facing children and families also grew. Today, through the leadership of D.A.R.E.’s dedicated Board of Directors, and the tireless commitment and hard work of tens of thousands of officers and educators throughout America and around the globe, D.A.R.E strives each day to achieve its vital mission… to fulfill a vision.

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