It takes a community to help you help your kids make safe and healthy decisions. This blog tackles the real, everyday issues our children face concerning drugs and alcohol, authored by law enforcement and other professionals in various roles serving communities just like yours.
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country, taking place this year on October 23rd-31st. Veteran police officer Tim Shoemaker has some tips for those looking to celebrate Red Ribbon Week in their communities. Red Ribbon Week (RRW) is an ideal time to collaborate with...Continue Reading >
To our blog readers, Autumn is rapidly approaching, a time for change and reflection. We’re using this time to increase awareness and exposure of this blog! We’d love to hear your suggestions for new posts and topics to be covered by our committed, knowledgeable law enforcement bloggers. What do you want...Continue Reading >
Are you involved in your child’s school and its programs? Rolling up our sleeves and becoming involved in our children’s daytime and extracurricular activities not only facilitates family bonding, but can provide parents with valuable insight about our kids’ interests. It can even be an important step when it comes...Continue Reading >
Schools are institutions for educating children—but are our schools doing their part in protecting kids from falling victim to the dangers of drugs and alcohol at an early age? Veteran police officer Timothy Shoemaker shares his insights about the importance of early intervention in schools as back-to-school season kicks in. In...Continue Reading >
An officer’s obligation to educate today’s youth about the danger of prescription drug (Rx) abuse is crucial, and could have great impact in preventing the abuse of both illegal and prescription drugs. In my experience, young people tend to associate the term “drug abuse” with widely used illegal drugs such as marijuana,...Continue Reading >
In a previous post, “Do Scare Tactics Work,” Julia Corwin considered how children perceive the consequences of their actions. This week, Sgt. Jim Cox of the Fairfax County Police Department in Virginia, provides further advice for parents trying to help their children understand the consequences of breaking the law (and the...Continue Reading >