Police officers in Norwalk have a new ride for the international DARE program. Nowalk Police just introduced a 1992 Fox Body Mustang convertible painted to match the rest of their black and white patrol cars and matching sirens…of course. This one is a little different, however; the hood of this Mustang features Daren the Lion, the international D.A.R.E., Drug Abuse Resistance Education, program mascot.
The Norwalk police gained this gem of a Mustang by another police station, the Fairfield Police Department who had recently stopped using the old Mustang. D.A.R.E. officer Christopher Holms was the lucky guy to drive it back to the department with Police Chief Harry W. Rilling and the rest of the department members anxiously awaiting its arrival in the parking lot. The 20-year old Mustang only has 41,000 actual miles on the odometer! One Fox Body convertible that is in excellent condition.
This flashy ‘Stang will symbolize the department’s D.A.R.E. program, founded in 1983, which discourages children from participating in gangs or violent behavior and also partaking in drug use. The Norwalk department teaches the D.A.R.E. program to 13 different schools. What better way than to have a Fox Body convertible Mustang to help out with the program? If one thing hasn’t changed in the last fifty years for America, it has been the presence of our American Icon. Here is another good way that the Mustang is being put to good use besides being auctioned off for charity.