Underage drinking remains a concern in our area as we continue to hear reports of sexual assaults, injuries, and traffic violations where underage drinking is involved. We hope these efforts not only help reduce these severe, immediate consequences, but also help create a new norm where we all acknowledge that providing young people with alcohol is not doing them any favors, but encouraging youth to stay alcohol and drug free will help them reach their full potential!
Law enforcement plans to use their experience, along with insight from youth to determine when to conduct party patrols and bar walkthroughs over the next few months. They also encourage community members to be a second pair of eyes and ears and report underage drinking concerns:
- Chickasaw County Sheriff: (641) 394-3121
- Nashua Police: (641) 435-2068
- New Hampton Police: (641) 394-3241
Carol Hopp, CHES, CPS
Partnerships for Success Coordinator
Pathways Behavioral Services