STEPS and the Southington Police Department

On October 16th and 17th, STEPS was asked to present information to officers at the Southington Police Department as part of their 'Community Stakeholders' initiative, where each month, a different organization is invited to educate officers on their roles in the community and how partnerships can be created.

The presentation for STEPS included a brief history of the coalition, the impact law enforcement has, and how the Southington Police Department can help the STEPS initiative move forward.

On October 16th and 17th, STEPS was asked to present information to officers at the Southington Police Department as part of their 'Community Stakeholders' initiative, where each month, a different organization is invited to educate officers on their roles in the community and how partnerships can be created.

The presentation for STEPS included a brief history of the coalition, the impact law enforcement has, and how the Southington Police Department can help the STEPS initiative move forward.

Along with officers raising awareness of the 40 Developmental Assets, they also play a major role in helping the community reduce underage drinking, tobacco, marijuana, and prescription drug use by making sure youth are responsible for their actions.   It is also very important that adults act responsibly and do not provide substances to our youth.

When STEPS was awarded a Drug Free Communities Grant in 2009, a portion of the funds were allocated for enforcement operations such as merchant education, compliance checks, party patrols, and safe prom operations.  STEPS is very grateful for the partnership with the Southington Police Department and hopes to continue that partnership for years to come.

A very special thank you to the officers for their help and participation in the presentation!