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Reducing Underage Drinking: Prevention through Collaboration a Multifaceted Approach!

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Reducing Underage Drinking: Prevention through Collaboration a Multifaceted Approach!

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  1. The Party STOPS Here! Reducing Underage Drinking: Prevention through Collaboration a Multifaceted Approach! Officer Jermaine Galloway Boise Police Department Neighborhood Contact Officer

  2. Bio… • Officer for 11 years ( 9 years with BPD) • Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) • DUI Task Force • Training Officer • Became a Neighborhood Officer over 5 years ago • Alcohol Enforcement for 5 years • Football game patrols • Party Patrols • Over service patrols & education • Bar patrols & education • Drug & Alcohol investigations • Fake ID education and collection program

  3. Initial issues • Frequent complaints of: • Underage Drinking (High School & College) Parties • Party related complaints • Party related Accidents • Kids feeling invincible • Little & inconsistent party related enforcement • Retailers providing to minors • Adults purchasing to for minors • Police not doing anything

  4. Community Problem ?

  5. Problems Continued • No communication among groups • Police / Probation • Coalitions • Educators • Parents • Youth • Very low knowledge among community groups • No consistency…in programs & enforcement

  6. Create a Multifaceted Approach • ENFORCEMENT • EDUCATION • PREVENTION

  7. Party Patrols

  8. Party Patrols

  9. Party Patrols

  10. Schools & Educators • Lack of “street” awareness • Lack of contact with Police (SRO’s) • Reduced contact with community groups • Lack of knowledge of what’s out there!

  11. What we did about it • Ride Alongs • Email and contact lists • Partnered with sports teams • Partnered with juvenile P & P • Residence checks

  12. Colleges • Fraternities & Sororities • Attend meetings & Expectations • Developed a contact within • Sports teams • Reach out to the youth directly

  13. Youth Collaboration

  14. Educate Parents • Don’t realize the combination… • Searching doesn’t (always) work • Don’t know what’s out there • We (L.E. & Coalitions) have to educate & work with them….

  15. Continue to Educate • Give parents, educators and L.E. the tools: • Identify the popular culture drinks • Popular alcohol & drug clothing • Identify teen drinkers • Pro-Active • Can’t STOP what you don’t know!

  16. ALCOHOL & ENERGY DRINKS

  17. Alcoholic Energy Drinks

  18. Pulled from the shelves?

  19. New Products Drinkfour.com

  20. JOOSE

  21. Alcopop Malt beverages ( liquor & beer ) that contain various fruit juices or other flavorings.

  22. Flavored Beer

  23. Clothing…Can You ID A Teen Drinker ?

  24. REAR COMPARTMENT-REEF

  25. Clothing • Shoes

  26. Hats & Clothing

  27. Flasks

  28. Belts

  29. Concealment Methods & Locations • Monster • Red Bull Diversion Safe

  30. Word of the enforcement spread quickly Hundreds of tickets written After initial spike there was a DUI Arrests Drop in High School youth in area Drop in large parties & houses Reduction in calls for service & complaints More educational programs Still not done!!! Results

  31. As They Evolve…Are You? • You are going to have to: • Increase your social networking span • Create partnerships or at least a contact • Get familiar with different social networking sites • Invite “outsiders” to meetings • Get out of your comfort zone!

  32. One Last Group • Retailers & The Community • Shoulder Taps • Compliance Checks • Cop N Shops

  33. Shoulder Taps

  34. Shoulder Taps • Frequent operations • Media releases • Area’s common to youth

  35. Compliance Checks • Have Minors Attempt to Purchase Alcohol: • Convenience & Grocery stores • Bars & Restaurants • Smoke Shops • Issue citations to • Violators • Frequent Checks • Offer Training

  36. In Closing…What We’ve Done Raised awareness from every angle Not just one focus Use a good mix of enforcement and education to reduce accessibility Continuing Programs…

  37. Officer Jermaine Galloway • Email: jgalloway@cityofboise.org • 333 N. Sailfish Boise, Idaho 83706 • Phone (office) : • 208-570-6419