The Regional Prevention Center to work on the challenge of underage drinking in Pottawatomie County.
The Shawnee Police Department is holding safety patrols on a regular basis and has agreed to set up their patrols on nights that teens are more likely to be driving after drinking (Prom, Graduation, after home football games).
Alcohol Compliance Checks were done in cooperation with area law enforcement professionals using youth from the local 2Much2Lose Club as decoys to make alcohol buys in local grocery stores, convenience stores and restaurants.
An effort to push information on the Social Host Law out into the Shawnee Area is underway. The Regional Prevention Coordinator is working with the Shawnee Youth Coalition (see next page) to put the Pink Elephant and the Red Solo Cup into the public eye to warn adults not to provide a place for kids to drink alcohol.
For more resources in Oklahoma, please visit the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services .