Sheriff’s Message for Spring '17
The end of another school year is quickly approaching and with that comes some great memories including graduation and prom. I would like to remind everyone, including parents and students, to be safe during this season. This includes making sure events are alcohol free!
Graduation is a transition into adulthood which is a great reason for parents to lead by example. Show others a good time by hosting parties with fun that keep the graduates busy and do not involve alcohol. Decisions these young adults make will stay with them forever.
Here are some tips on how to keep prom a safe and sober night.
- Know your child’s plans and who they will be with.
- Hire a professional service or be their chauffeur so they aren’t responsible for driving.
- Check in via text message.
- Have a code phrase that only you and your child know. This will give them an easy out from their peer group if they decide they need to be picked up early.
- Help to find a safe place for the after party. Check with their school, a church, or even a local park.
Know the laws.
- Drinking and driving is illegal.
- It’s against the law for anyone under the age of 21 to consume or possess alcohol.
- Furnishing alcohol to a minor anywhere is a crime and you will be held responsible.
- Be in control.
- Be responsible.
- Be their parent.
I would like to congratulate all of the graduate and wish you the best of luck in your further endeavors.
Sheriff Anthony M Wickersham