By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

GUIDE, Inc. shows appreciation to SPD for anti-drinking efforts aimed at teens

Snellville, GA – Members of substance abuse education group GUIDE, Inc. showed their appreciation for the city police officers recently, serving them a breakfast and giving them a plaque.

“Much is required of police officers to keep our cities and communities safe, and many times their work goes unnoticed,” said Molly Vance, GUIDE, Inc.’s program specialist. “At GUIDE, Inc., we depend on the important work of police officers to prevent and reduce retail and social access of alcohol to teens and underage young adults and therefore believe they should be recognized for making our communities healthier and safer.”

During June and July, the Snellville Police Department conducted two compliance check sweeps, visiting a total of 44 alcohol establishments and retailers in the city. Only two alcohol establishments were not in compliance and sold alcohol to an underage decoy. This gives the city a compliance rate of 95 percent for June and July 2015. 

“It is because of the diligent work of the officers at the Snellville Police Department that we are able to ensure laws are being followed and enforced,” Vance said. “Thank you, Snellville Police Department officers, for your commitment to conducting compliance checks and keeping us safe!”

Chief Roy Whitehead said the department is appreciative of the recognition and GUIDE, Inc. has contributed to the department which translates to funding programs like the K-9 Unit.