, Newburyport, MA

February 27, 2013

Seabrook Watchdogs, police to promote drug awareness

Newburyport Daily News

---- — SEABROOK — Seabrook Watchdogs and Seabrook Police Department will host a public discussion on Drug Abuse and Narcotics Awareness on Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seabrook Library, 25 Liberty Lane.

Police Chief Lee Bitomske, officer John Mounsey and a pharmacist from the CVS store at 628 Lafayette Road will lead the meeting and answer questions from the public.

“We want to reach out to as many people as we can to help educate them about drug abuse and the kinds of narcotics that are being misused,” Bitomske said. “Educating the public about the dangers of drug and narcotics abuse by participating in an open dialogue with our residents is one of the most important functions we can accomplish for our community.”

Bitomske sees the discussion as a good way to meet with residents, inform them of what’s taking place in the community and address their concerns.

“Our goal is to curtail drug-related crimes and issues in our community by increasing people’s understanding of the types of drugs we’re seeing, the signs of abuse, how to report drug activity to the police and other matters related to drug abuse,” he said.

Mounsey said meetings and discussions such as this one “are good ways to build a stronger bridge and become a better team” with residents and law enforcement working together.

Admission to the discussion is free.

Seabrook Watchdogs is a citizen-driven, town-wide neighborhood watch organization supported by the Seabrook Police Department. For more information, email or visit Seabrook Watchdogs on Facebook and Twitter.