Parents Who Host, Lose the Most
For the next three weeks, high school football and homecoming dances will put our kids in social situations where they have easy access to alcohol. With underage drinking being the LEADING CAUSE of deaths among young people, we ask that you connect with your teenager, talk frankly about the risks of underage drinking, and reinforce clear no-use rules about alcohol. We also encourage you to develop a rescue plan with your child. This rescue plan can be a code word text message or phone call home. Your child can use this rescue plan to get out of situations where they don’t feel comfortable. For instance, if they find themselves at a party where there is drinking and drug use taking place and they don’t feel safe.
Everyone at the Buckeye Police Department is committed to the people we serve and keeping our youth and community safe is the highest of priorities. Over the next few weeks, we will have our Party Patrols out in full force. Our officers on Party Patrol respond to reports of underage drinking and parties. If you know of an underage drinking party that is going to take place please call us at 623-349-6400.
We also want to let parents know that it is now illegal in Buckeye to host a party where there is underage drinking. The Social Host Ordinance prohibits adults from hosting a party, gathering or event where minors are consuming alcohol.