National Recognition for Liquor Control’s “Keeping It SAFE…” program

The Keeping it SAFE (KIS) Coalition on Under 21 Alcohol Use Prevention has been selected by the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA) for its 2010 John W. Britt Community Service award.

The NLLEA is a non-profit association of law enforcement personnel dedicated to the enforcement of liquor laws and regulations

The award will be presented as part of the Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon during the NLLEA conference in Anaheim, CA later in August.

In an effort to warn youth about excessive alcohol consumption, the coalition has distributed educational posters to every Montgomery County high school and liquor store that warn of the dangers of binge drinking and alcohol poisoning.

The poster contest was the idea of Stephanie Quinn, a student intern in the Montgomery County Police Department and a member of the Keeping It SAFE Coalition. Four posters selected from Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Richard Montgomery and Walt Whitman high schools were reproduced and delivered to every Montgomery County high school.

 For more about KIS and KIS partners, call 240-777-6652 or visit

Police Explorer Post 1986 Makes Us Proud

Montgomery County Police (MCP) Explorer Post 1986 is pleased to have won two Trophies and two Top Ranking Certificates during competitions held at the 2010 National Exploring Conference held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta in July.

MCP Explorer Post members took part in four team and 12 individual competitions.  They won a Second Place Trophy in the category of Crime Prevention and a Third Place Trophy in the category of Community Service.

They also earned a Certificate for placing in the top 10% for those competing in the team category of White Collar Crimes and a Certificate for placing in the top 10% for those competing in the team category of Crime Prevention.    

There are 42 members in Explorer Post 1986, led by Senior Post Advisor Officer Charles Carpenter.  They meet weekly from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Academy in Rockville.  Experts from the department attend each meeting to expose Explorers to the various aspects of police work.  An Open House for new members will be held on September 29. 

County Program Receives National Aging Innovations Award

The County’s Better Living at Home program, a program of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Aging and Disability Services, has received an Aging Innovations Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

Begun in November 2008, the innovative, cost-effective program was recognized for its outstanding contribution to the quality of life for older adults.

Utilizing occupational therapists, social workers and community health nurses, the program works to help maximize what individuals can do for themselves, rather than becoming dependent on others for supportive services. Read more about Better Living at Home.  

POSTED AT: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | 2:00:00 AM |
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