The Bergenfield Police Department and the Bergenfield Board of Education work together throughout the school year to provide students from all elementary schools, including St. John's Transfiguration School, with a 10-week curriculum pertaining to the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol and violence. This year there will be approximately 325 students graduating. The Police Department and the Board of Education have been working together to provide the DARE Program to fifth graders for more than 25 years.
The officers assigned to the unit are Sgt. Scott Macfie, Sgt. Frank Dacosta, PO Edward Edone and Detective Kyle Witty. The program is run by Lt. Thomas Hegel.
The DARE belief is that is takes the Schools, the Police, and the Parents, all
working together, in order to keep our children safe, drug, alcohol, and
This year's DARE graduation will be held on Thursday, May 22nd at 7 p.m. at the Bergenfield High School. We invite all parents, teachers, school administrators, relatives and friends to attend this event. Refreshments will be served after the graduation.
Please contact Lt. Thomas Hegel at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.