Cops meet youth workers on drug and alcohol issues

| 20/02/2009

(CNS): People who are working with Cayman’s youngsters were given the chance to discuss the issues regarding the use of drugs and alcohol among them with officers from West Bay Police Station recently, when the Youth Services Department organized a collaborative meeting. “This was a highly constructive session which centred on identifying creative ways in which to reach young people within the community,” said Area Commander Chief Inspector Angelique Howell.


Using statistics from the National Drug Council the police and youth workers looked at ways to effectively educate young people on the dangers of getting involved with illegal drugs or alcohols. “We need to work together with other agencies and community leaders who have the expertise and knowledge to captivate young people to make a real difference,” added CI Howell.

She explained that the session was just one of the ways the police plan to target young people and assist them where necessary. “We’re planning a series of meetings to take place in March between the police and young people so we can hear directly from them what concerns they have. Our young people are our future and we want to assist them with their personal and professional development in any way we can,” she said. Held at the John Grey Memorial Church, 11 people attended the session including MLA, Rolston Anglin.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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