Hastings City D.A.R.E.
This fund supports efforts of the Hastings Police Department to actively educate and encourage students in Hastings Area School District schools to resist substance abuse and violence.
Historically, this fund supported the local Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. The DARE program was suspended for a time until its reinstatement in 2013/2014. The 2014/2015 budget reflects continuing the DARE program utilizing a Hastings police officer part-time. Wages and benefits for the position are included in the Police Department cost center. Expenditures in this fund will be for supplies and training. Learn more here…
This function was first developed in 1987/1988 as a result of a need for funding drug enforcement activities in the City. The original funding was appropriated by the City Council from the General Fund. During 2004/2005, a separate fund was created due to revised accounting regulations.
The fund recognizes revenues in the form of civil forfeitures of cash, personal property, and real property confiscated under State drug statutes. Revenue gained under drug forfeiture statues may only be expended for uses associated with drug law enforcement on a non-supplanting basis.
Provide an effective means of implementing and carrying out drug enforcement activities in the City such that trafficking in illegal substances is reduced and avoided.