[19 OCT 00]
WARWICKSHIRE CONSTABULARY NEWS
Try To Snap Kids Away From Drugs
seized from drug dealers is to be used by police in Warwickshire
to spread warnings about illegal substances to schoolchildren
across the county.
drug awareness campaign will take to the road next month to urge
youngsters to report any suspicious activity.
new stand carrying information about the campaign has been funded
by the money confiscated from dealers, Stratford Rotary Club and
South Warwickshire Neighbourhood Watch Association.
campaign, called SNAP, which stands for Say No And Phone will be
taken around 18 secondary schools, accompanied by local pop singer
Supt Steven Hussey, who agreed to let the drugs money be used for
educational purposes, said:
is the successful Crimestoppers drug awareness campaign that is
actively trying to inform and educate young people into making
the right choice.
cash seized from dealers to help pay for projects such as this
is, in my opinion, making good use of those funds.”
Armitage, who sits on the Crimestoppers Board and is the county
representative for Neighbourhood Watch, said:
Watch members can be assured that this display will be used at
as many school as possible.
hope children will make a SNAP decision every time and be safe
from harm and drug-related crime.”