Police monitor underage drinking during end-of-school weekend

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Police monitor underage drinking during end-of-school weekend

Most of the school end-of-term and graduation events will be held across the country on Saturday prompting the police to closely monitor the use of intoxicants by the youths.

Police will engage in intensified surveillance of the consumption of intoxicants by the young. The controls focus on the young persons’ consumption of alcoholic beverages and drugs, said the National Police Board in a press release on Monday.

Police will carry out intensified street and drug enforcement from 27 May to 2 June 2024, with a focus on young people under 18 years of age.

As the school year ends, young people often gather to party, and these gatherings are associated with use of intoxicants and the excesses that go with it.

The aim of visible police surveillance is to prevent disorder, accidents and to stop young people from becoming victims of crime.

The police will be highly visible and intervene in all cases of intoxicant use and possession.

The police have also noticed that young people are nowadays unfortunately often in possession of bladed weapons or other objects capable of harming others.

Intervention in the possession of bladed weapons is a key enforcement theme, together with the possession of drugs and alcohol.

Local police units will work closely with, for example, youth and social services during the monitoring period.

This cooperation between the authorities will ensure effective intervention and a prompt response to any problems that may arise.

It is important that parents of young people know where and with whom their children are spending their weekends and what they are doing.

Backpacks and bags should be checked with the young person before going out. This can help avoid the surprises that often come with intervention by the authorities.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

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