Chief Domenic J. DiMella
27 Hamilton Street
Saugus, MA 01906
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
Contact: Jessica Sacco
Saugus Police Participate In Red Ribbon Week
SAUGUS — Chief Domenic J. DiMella is pleased to report that the Saugus Police Department is participating in the National Red Ribbon Campaign this week and has placed red ribbons on all cruisers to show its support.
The awareness campaign runs from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31 and is the largest drug prevention program in the nation. Those who partake work to educate youth about drug, alcohol and tobacco use and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. The Saugus Police Department is collaborating with the Saugus Public Schools to raise awareness through presentations and activities.
“Every year this campaign works to positively influence the lives of so many different people and we are honored to be a part of this movement,” Chief DiMella said. “Our goal this week is to educate students about the devastating effects of drug use in America and lead them down a path where they are making positive choices.”
The Red Ribbon campaign was first established in 1985 in response to the murder of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarenta. Communities across the country then began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to broadcast a unified message that calls for a change in behavior.
For more information on the Red Ribbon Campaign, contact the Saugus Police Department at 781-941-1199.