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 Release Date: May 29, 2014
 
From the Piqua Police Department: 
Party Hotline 
(Media Release 14-MR-06)
 

 Underage drinking is a persistent problem that deserves increased attention. The legal drinking age is 21, and it is a law that protects teens ....

  
The Piqua Police Department is opening our Party Hotline through the Crime Stoppers Tipline at 615-TIPS (8477). Upon receiving tips of underage drinking parties, we will send an officer with written explanations of Ohio's Keg Laws to the address reported. We will also increase patrols in the area of addresses reported.

Underage drinking is a persistent problem that deserves increased attention. The legal drinking age is 21, and it is a law that protects teens. Most teen alcohol-related deaths are from homicide, suicide, poisoning, burns, and drowning. Plus, about 180,000 kids visit the ER each year because of problems related to alcohol. So "taking away the keys" is not the answer, and turning a blind eye to teen drinking can contribute to harm. Most teens who drink get their alcohol from "social" sources - from friends or family, or by taking it from a home. That's why it is important to focus on stopping these sources of easy access.

DontServeTeens.gov is an FTC-led campaign to reduce underage drinking, providing information in English and Spanish about the rates and risks of teen drinking, links to state alcohol laws, tips on how to talk to friends and neighbors about serving alcohol to teens, and free downloadable artwork and media materials that organizations can use in their communities. Visit DontServeTeens.gov for more information.

Concerned citizens can anonymously use any of our Submit-A-Tip tools as the Party Hotline:

Web Tip - https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=1132

Smartphone - TipSubmit Mobile from your device's app store

Text - Send Keyword PIQUAPD to 274637(CRIMES)

If anonymity is less of a concern, call 937-440-9911 and advise of dispatcher of the information.

 
 

Piqua Police Department

  
Media Contact: Bruce Jamison, Chief of Police, 937-778-2027 ext 3029.
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