DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(052318) – OPD OPERATION GRADUATION SAFE NIGHT

ODESSA, TEXAS/MAY 23, 2018 – THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT ALONG WITH ECISD POLICE, ECHD POLICE, UTPB POLICE AND THE ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNOUNCED OPERATION HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION SAFE NIGHT. THIS JOINT OPERATION WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF ODESSA CRIME STOPPERS AND THE PERMIAN BASIN REGIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE WANT THE RESIDENTS OF ODESSA AND ECTOR COUNTY TO BE INFORMED OF UNDERAGE DRINKING PARTIES AND SOCIAL HOST PARTIES.

(CHIEF MICHAEL GERKE, ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT)

“HUGE WARNING TO PARENTS TO ADULTS, BECAUSE THE CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST YOU KNOW ADULTS ARE MUCH MORE SUBSTANTIAL, THAN THOSE CHARGES AGAINST MINORS, THAT ARE ACTUALLY DOING THE CONSUMING. SO, IF YOU PROVIDE A PLACE FOR THESE PARTIES TO HAPPEN OR IF YOU PROVIDE THE ALCOHOL, THERE ARE SEVERAL CHARGES THAT CAN BE FILED AGAINST YOU, AND WE WILL FILE THOSE CHARGES.”

THE MAIN GOAL OF THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IS FOR ALL THOSE PERSONS CELEBRATING GRADUATION TO BE SAFE AND CELEBRATE RESPONSIBLY.

(CHIEF MICHAEL GERKE, ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT)

“WE WANT A NICE, SAFE GRADUATION EVENT. WE WANT THESE YOUNG PEOPLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THEIR LIVES, WITHOUT INJURY, WITHOUT OTHER ISSUES THAT CAN BE CAUSED BY THESE TYPES OF PARTIES.”

THE PERMIAN BASIN REGIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE HAS PROVIDED A WEBSITE AT WWW.SOCIALHOSTODESSA.COM TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO PARENTS, ADULTS, TEENS AND THE COMMUNITY ON SOCIAL HOST PARTIES.

(SARAH TOMLINSON, COORDINATOR-THE PERMIAN BASIN REGIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND DRUB ABUSE)

“YOU CAN GO ON THERE AND FIND MANY TIPS ON HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS, HOW KIDS CAN TALK TO THEIR PARENTS. ‘CAUSE, WE’RE ALSO TRYING TO EMPOWER YOUTH TO TALK TO THEIR PARENTS TO FIND OUT WHAT THEIR STANCE IS ON THEM DRINKING.”

OPERATION GRADUATION SAFE NIGHT WILL RUN THE ENTIRE WEEKEND BEGINNING THURSDAY NIGHT. ANY TIPS THAT RESULT IN A CITATION CAN RESULT IN A CASH REWARD. THESE OFFENSES INCLUDE MINOR IN POSSESSION, MINOR CONSUMING, FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO MINORS AND SOCIAL HOST ACCOUNTABILITY. CONTACT ODESSA CRIMESTOPPERS AT 432-333-TIPS.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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Author: Danny Barrera