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Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
Harper County Stories Beyond Words
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Harper County Stories Beyond Words

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A presentation of a sucess story in Harper County working on the Prevention of Underage Drinking Grant.

A presentation of a sucess story in Harper County working on the Prevention of Underage Drinking Grant.

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  • 1. Harper County
    Stories Beyond Words
    8/13/10
  • 2. Public Concern = Policy Changes
    Harper County Law Enforcement Agencies
    Protocol for the
    Enforcement of Underage Alcohol Law Violations
  • 3. Memorandum of Agreement
    Between
    Anthony Police Department, Attica Police Department, Harper Police Department, and Harper County Sherriff Department (All of Harper County Law Enforcement.)
    And
    The Prevention of Underage Drinking in Harper County
    And
    The Harper County District Attorney’s office
    This Memorandum of Agreement establishes a partnership between the Prevention of Underage Drinking, all departments of Law Enforcement operating in Harper County and the Harper County District Attorney’s office.
    Stated Objectives:
    • The purpose for this agreement is to establish a unified effort to reduce underage drinking by effectively limiting the Access of Alcohol to those under the legal age.
    • 4. To develop a protocol, so that each town and the county as a whole, will function in the same manner concerning underage drinking.
    • 5. To ensure that prosecution will be pursued after each arrest made in accordance with the protocol for underage drinking.
    TERMS OF UNDERSTANDING
    The term of this MOA is for a period of three years from the effective date of this and may be extended upon written mutual agreement. It shall be reviewed after the county elections or at least annually to ensure that it is fulfilling its purpose and to make any necessary revisions.
    AUTHORIZATION
    The signing of this MOA is a formal undertaking. It implies that the signatories
    will strive to reach, to the best of their ability, the objectives stated in the MOA.
    DEFINITION OF TERMS
    Underage Drinking, as stated above, is to encompass: Minor in Possession/ Consumption, Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, Unlawful Hosting of Minors, and Improper use of ID.
    Signed____________________________________ Date_______________________
    Signed____________________________________ Date________________________
    First steps
  • 6. Next steps
    The Protocol Policy
    The Parent Letter
  • 7.
  • 8.
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  • 10.
  • 11. They made it happen!
  • 12. Harper County Attorney Laurel McClellan
  • 13.
  • 14. Mr. McClellan Discusses:
    the Steps, the Challenges, the Completion and the Celebration.
    After attending meeting at the CMCA and Prevention of Underage Drinking, it was discussed that a uniform policy was needed in our county.
    Parents and youth felt that individual caught drinking were treated differently in various areas of the county.
    Monthly meetings began and the topic was further discussed by the Law Enforcement Officers and County Attorney along with the CMCA Coordinator for Harper County.
    One of the 1st meetings they discussed ideas, the County Attorney took those ideas and drafted a policy.
    The policy was reviewed at the following meeting, changes were suggested and made and a final draft was written.
    The policy was signed by all and they were please to do it!
    All were in agreement that it would benefit not only their efforts as Police Chief and Prosecutor, but for all of the Patrol Officers.
    A copy of the policy change and parent letter was given to the Judges of Harper County.
    Mr. McClellan said in his interview that he was impressed with all the departments and the persistence and help from the CMCA.
  • 15. Sheriff Brad Moore
  • 16. Anthony Chief of PoliceJohn Blevins
  • 17. Harper Police ChiefDoug Murphy
  • 18. CMCA CoordinatorSunny Gates
  • 19. Interviews with two Police Chiefs
  • 20.
  • 21. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.
    Cheris Coggins
    Harper County Prevention of Underage Drinking Implementation Grant Coordinator
    cherisc@kanokla.net
    620-842-2672

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