Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol: Student Safety #GVCopBeat

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Cropped Badge-Transparent BackgroundAs parents, there are few things that we value above the health and safety of our children. Any parent of a high school or college bound son or daughter knows the concern that the influence of peers often outweighs mom’s or dad’s input.

The Grand Junction Police Department would like to invite parents, as well as high school and college aged young adults, to join us for a frank discussion about how we can equip our young people to make safe, smart choices that can help protect them and their friends. Officer Suzette Freidenberger, a 13 year veteran of the Grand Junction Police Department, offers a candid presentation about how to navigate the many choices with which young people are confronted. In settings where alcohol and/or drugs are present, an ill-considered choice can have long term consequences. We will be joined by a panel of guests, including health care professionals, school resource officers, and other invested community members.

It is important to empower our sons and daughters to recognize these serious circumstances and be ready to make sound decisions that can protect them and their peers. Parents, please know that this will be a candid discussion, with frank language and content. We would strongly encourage parents to attend with their high school and college age children, and be part of the conversation.

When: Tuesday, September 8, 6:30pm

Where: Grand Junction Police Department, 555 Ute Avenue

Please contact Heidi Davidson at (970)549-5114, or at, to RSVP or with questions.

Halloween Safety

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Children Trick-or-treatingOctober is here, and we know parents are getting ready for Halloween and Trick-or-Treating.  Whether you plan to take kids around to get candy, or you plan to stay at home to give out treats to the youngsters who come by, there are important things you need to do to help keep the kiddos safe.

Download this flyer for important safety information: Halloween Brochure

It’s also very important to plan your Trick-or-Treating route ahead of time.  One useful tool is the Mesa County Unified Sex Offender Registry website.  Use it to determine if there are houses you want your children to avoid.

Click here to listen to The Insider on The GJPD Patrol interview about the Sex Offender Website.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter, as we will be posting various Halloween Safety Tips throughout the month!