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Tewksbury Police Department Looks to Partner with Parents for a Safe Summer

Jul 05, 2019 02:56PM

The Parents Who Host, Lose the Most Campaign poster

Tewksbury Police Department is looking to partner with parents so that our youths can experience a safe and tragedy-free summer. The Parents Who Host, Lose the Most Campaign will be displayed this summer all around Tewksbury and on local highway billboards.   This will serve as a reminder of consequences associated with hosting parties with alcohol available to minors.  As we struggle with methods to reduce substance use and misuse in our community, it is imperative that we allow the brains of our youth to develop free of harmful substances.  The Tewksbury Police Department in collaboration with the Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC) and our local government officials recognize that risky behaviors are heightened in the summer months, and we continue to work towards a goal of a healthier community. 

Additionally, as in years past, we will continue deploying law enforcement initiatives that include compliance checks, reverse stings, retail surveillance patrols, shoulder taps, and party patrols to discourage underage drinking. Through a combination of these initiatives, the Tewksbury Police Department will enforce a zero-tolerance policy on minors who seek to circumvent the law and those people and businesses that allow them to do so. Whether you are under age, plan to sell to a minor, buy alcohol for a minor, or host a party where alcohol is consumed by or available to minors we will be on the lookout. Offenders will be criminally prosecuted and businesses will be referred to the licensing authority for administrative action. The Department’s mission is to partner with the community to combat this very serious issue. 

Your cooperation with our pledge to combat underage drinking could save a life. Any loss of life or injury from underage drinking is one too many. Please help us make sure that the youth of our community are safe…

 

The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373.  If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to tewks_detectives@tewksbury-ma.gov .  

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