The Russell County Sheriff's Office currently has two officers that are certified as DARE instructors, Undersheriff Andy Van Der Wege and Deputy Trevor Dinkel. Both of these officers attended the 80 hour DARE Officer Training, a requirement for certification to teach DARE.
In the 10+ years of existence in the Russell County schools, DARE has modified the core curriculum twice. These modifications are the result of the national organization's vigilant efforts to keep Project DARE relevant in today's ever-changing world. The Russell County DARE Program is funded by donations to the Sheriff’s Office Calendar and the Russell County Drug Fund.