May 24, 2012
Law Turning to FORCE Publications for Help in War on Drugs
Law enforcement agencies across northeast Missouri are joining forces with community sponsors and FORCE publications in attempt to better educate teenagers about the dangers of drug abuse and violence.
The sheriffs' offices from Scotland, Schuyler and Knox counties as well as the Memphis and Edina police departments will be distributing up-to-date materials courtesy of the Focus on Resources for Community Education (FORCE) publishers in part with the financial support of community sponsors.
The partnership allows these local agencies to address needed public education despite limited funding and manpower as well as an ever-evolving enemy that makes it difficult to maintain up-to-date resources.
Not only do the materials from FORCE publication help educate students and their parents about how to solve the problems of drugs and violence, they will also assist the community in taking steps of awareness and prevention. The partnership allows the local agencies access to needed educational materials at no cost to law enforcement.
"FORCE publications and our community have united in a joint effort to make an impact not only for today but also for the future," said Memphis Police Chief Bill Holland. "We will strive to get this information in the hands of parents and guardians, believing that the family unit is so vital to a thriving, successful community."
The materials and support are given directly to local schools, businesses and other community groups from FORCE through the law enforcement agencies. They will be used in conjunction with special assemblies to reinforce the messages and also offer the opportunity for students to hear from motivational speakers.