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Metro Police (LMPD) Newsroom

Grant to Deter Underage Drinking

Thursday October 20, 2011

Chief Robert White, Lieutenant Doug Sweeney and Seven Counties Services, Inc. (SCS) President and CEO Anthony Zipple, Sc.D., introduced a program designed to deter underage drinking.

The Regional Prevention Center of SCS and the LMPD partnership is one of only two (2) recipients nationwide to receive a $175,000 High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) grant issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The grant is designed to reduce underage drinking by limiting teens access to alcohol through the enforcement of underage drinking laws, sources investigations and a highly visible media campaign.

These efforts will be supplemented by education efforts and intervention or treatment resource linkage.