Letter from our SRO, Officer Fisher

Well, we made it to the last month of school. There is a lot going on with prom, graduation and spring sports. This gives us a lot to celebrate, maybe a great win on the baseball field or a PR on the track, or marking a milestone in our kids' lives and the end of their high school career. This is the time of year where we also see an increase in risky behavior in our kids, including use of alcohol and illicit drugs. As I have been talking about for the last few months please talk to your kids about their decisions and how they can affect their lives. 

Below is a message from Chief Bliemeister to our parents and students regarding this time of year.

We are entering a time of year that offers much to celebrate! Our high school students are looking forward to prom, graduation, and beyond. This is an opportunity to talk with our kids about responsible choices involving drugs and alcohol.  Now as they progress through life, illicit drug use including marijuana, is against the law.  The possession and consumption of alcohol by a person under the age of twenty-one is illegal. Not only that, it is highly unsafe leading to other risky behaviors.  

According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens.  Approximately one-quarter of those crashes involved an underage drinking driver.

No one should suffer the pain of losing a child to an alcohol-related crash. The devastation to our families, schools and community is immense.  

If you are looking for resources, check out the www.TalkAboutAlcohol.org website.

To our students, we encourage you to enjoy yourselves, celebrate your accomplishments, dream of all the things you will do with your life. Remember, the decisions you make today will affect your future in both positive and negative ways. Think about the consequences with a focus on your future goals.  Please make good decisions.

Jeff Bliemeister - Chief of Police
Lincoln Police Department
575 South 10th
Lincoln NE 68508

I will continue to wait for questions from our community, and as always I can be reached in several ways.  You can call the school at (402)436-1306 and ask for me, you can email me at joe.fisher@lps.org, Via Twitter @SilverHawkSRO, and/or private message me on Facebook at Silver Hawk SRO.

J. Fisher #1684
Lincoln Police Department
Southwest High School SRO