HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
815 Wheeler Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Interim Chief of Police
Communications Relations Officer
Huntsville Police Offer Prom Safety Tips
Huntsville, Alabama (March 31, 2011) With local Prom ceremonies approaching, the Huntsville Police Department would like to offer parents and teens some safety tips. Our Officers want you and your teen to have a safe and memorable Prom night experience.
Ask your teen for a detailed itinerary for Prom night including venues, times and contact numbers
Know exactly what after-Prom activities are taking place and where—if at a friend’s house, call the parents to confirm and make sure that alcohol will not be present
Establish an agreed-upon curfew
Meet your teen’s Prom date prior to the big night
Know the names of each individual in your teen’s Prom group
Make sure your teen will have a charged cell phone that is turned on with them at all times
Set up established "check-in" times when your teen will call you
Provide an "out" for your teen, a contact number of someone they can call at anytime to get home or get help, to have on hand before Prom
Ensure the vehicle they will be driving is properly maintained and fueled prior to their departure.
Remind your teen not to use alcohol or drugs or ride in a vehicle with anyone under the influence
Remind your teen to call home if there is any change in plans or destinations. This includes even small changes, such as picking up an additional friend on the way to the post-Prom party.
The Huntsville Police Department encourages
all teenagers to be “Safe and Sober” this Prom
season, by buckling up, slowing down, and saying “no” to alcohol and drugs.
We hope you have a safe night and a bright future.