DPS concludes Underage Drinking Project in Pohnpei

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The Kaselehlie Press

July 30, 2018

Pohnpei—The first “graduation” ceremony for the Pohnpei Department of Public Safety’s Underage Drinking Project was held on the afternoon of July 30 on the man-made beach of Nett Point.

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Under the theme, “It’s time to stop accepting and start discouraging underage drinking”, DPS has been conducting training and activities to discourage underage drinking. A DPS official said that the activities were conducted in communities that DPS records showed had already demonstrated a problem with underage drinkers in Nett and in U. The activities took place in June and July of this year.

The task force for the project included Project Manager, Detective Lieutenant Eltes Pelep; Project Coordinator, Chief of Police Hermis Edmund, and members Captain Ricky P. Rodriguez, and Lt. William Ioanis. It was funded by an allocation sponsored by Senator Dion Neth, FSM Congress representative from District #2
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