Less officers means officers repositioned and police programs altered.
The dare program which teaches students drug dangers is going to be temporarily suspended for the second half of the school year. Police say this means parents will have to take a more active role in getting their kids to just say no.
Parkersburg elementary schools affected are Worthington, Franklin, Fairplains, Gihon, and McKinley.
Lt. Scott Morgan, the D.A.R.E. officer since the program’s beginning 15 years ago, will be back patrolling the streets. He hopes to resume the D.A.R.E. program next fall.
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