Workday, Inc. and its co-chief executive officer Dave Duffield have donated a new Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid to the Pleasanton Police Department for use in its Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program.
The new vehicle will replace the department's aging 1997 Chevrolet Suburban DARE car.
The new vehicle, which is fully outfitted as an emergency vehicle, is painted in eye-catching DARE colors to draw the attention of youths in the community. Technology integrated into the vehicle includes video and audio equipment to be used for various presentations and interactive lessons at schools and community events
"This vehicle will be an effective tool to help the police department increase community outreach, connect with our youth and partner with our business community to successfully spread a critical anti-drug and violence message," said Police Chief Dave Spiller in accepting the Workday and Duffield gift.
DARE is a nationally recognized youth outreach program aimed at reducing drug abuse and violence among school aged youth. Pleasanton police have been teaching DARE in Pleasanton schools for the past 25 years as part of the department's program to forge significant relationships between the community and school district.
Workday, which is headquartered at 6230 Stoneridge Mall Road in Pleasanton, is a provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance.