Delphos' Chief of Police takes a new angle to tackle the drug problem in his city.
Chief Kyle Fittro's spent the past 14 years fighting crime and the war on drugs. Now he's putting his money where his mouth is, using his personal funds to launch a website against drug abuse.
"After years of SWAT teams, drug trafficking indictments, you have to understand those are all a very important component to fight this problem and this is just another prong in the attack," Chief Fittro, said.
The site called Chief Teach educates people on all types of drug use, but the main part of the website is a 73 minute video which details everything from how users get their drugs, how they're ingested, and where users hide their drugs.
"So many people get such a big kick out of the presentation, they learn so much, it spawns off so many other presentations that people ask me to come do, I just thought it would be a great idea to take that live presentation and be able to put it out into the public," Chief Fittro, explained.
After hearing about the website many people from the Delphos area say it's a good idea and support Fittro in his personal fight against drugs.
"I think there should be more people like him that take things into their own hands and do something about a situation," area resident, Marie Laudick, said.
"Since you know there's a lot of kids around Delphos that could possibly get their hands on the stuff, so I believe him launching the website could probably slow it down you know if he's showing he' interested in it," Delphos resident Kenneth Wright, said.
And Fittro says whether the community realizes it or not, drugs are a big problem in not only Delphos but the surrounding area as well.
"Even if it's as minor as going out in the morning, finding your window to your vehicle broken out and somebody's rooted through it for change to buy drugs or whatever it may be, it's very hard to not find someone who's been touched by drug abuse and use," he said.
It costs $1.99 to watch the video on the Chief Teach website. That money fund's the site itself. The rest of the site is free. Go to www.chiefteach.com for more information.