Warwick. Building relationships between young people and law enforcement

| 24 Aug 2021 | 10:27

In an effort to build positive relationships with youth and law enforcement, the Warwick Valley Prevention Coalition recently hosted National Night Out at the Warwick Valley Community Center.

During the event, Sgt. Julio Fernandez of the National Guard and Warwick Police Officer David Serviss taught participants about the dangers of driving while impaired through interactive activities.

A field sobriety test was demonstrated and performed by the youth as part of a discussion with relation to impairment and intoxication.

In addition, they played drug prevention bingo and lawn games as well as enjoyed a BBQ and music with the help of Dr. Kevin Bryson, the Coalition’s Healthcare Sector Representative.

The Warwick Valley Prevention Coalition, established in 2009, is a group of people and organizations working together to prevent and reduce the use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs among youth in the community.

All are welcome to join the coalition which meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

For more information send an email to francesca.wvpc@gmail.com or call 845-986-6422.