Hartford Police Department's new DARE officer said the anti-drug program is making a difference but he said much more needs to be done.
Officer Ramon Bruner addressed the Hartford City Council with his concerns.
Bruner teaches the DARE curriculum to sixth-graders at Geneva County Elementary and Middle School.
The program promotes a drug-free lifestyle and tells young people about some of the hard choices they'll be facing.
Bruner said he's shocked to learn that some children have already tried drugs like cocaine and crystal meth. He would like to see the DARE curriculum expanded to all grade levels.
Bruner is planning to talk about the strength of the DARE program to the Hartford City Council and the Geneva County Commission at their upcoming meetings.
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