What law enforcement is saying
“If you have one of these [drug test kits] in your home, it will give you an opportunity to talk to your kids and tell them you will test them if you think they might be using drugs. When kids go to a party and know this is available at home, it can help alleviate whatever peer pressure they might experience…It can make a big difference.”
Sheriff Jeff Davis,
Sarpy County, Nebraska
“…The tests do more than just detect drug use. They can stimulate dialogue between parents and their children. They can also give students an excuse to refuse a friend’s offer for drugs by saying they are afraid their parents will test them. And they could also be afraid of using drugs because their parents will test them.”
Officer Dave Barley, York Area Regional Police
“By offering these drug test kits, we are not saying that Weisenborn [middle school] has any more of a drug problem than any other school. However, unlike some other schools we will always want to prevent problems before they happen, as opposed to reacting after it has already happened. Hopefully, parents will feel this way as well.”
Officer Steve Brown, Huber Heights Police Dept.
Huber Heights, Ohio
“It’s giving parents another tool to help them prevent or get a handle on suspected drug use at the onset…However, the majority of the parents who opt to take one of the free kits will never use them. Just having them may be the perfect deterrent.”
Corporal Joe Middendorf, Delhi Township Police Dept.
Delhi Township, Ohio