With prom and graduation parties coming up this spring, the Copley Police Department is providing an extra police presence in their township to help parents make sure their child's celebration is a safe one.
Copley Police Chief Mike Mier explains to AkronNewsNow.com how the process works.
"We told parents that if they're planning to have a party at their home, efforts will be made to provide additional patrol to neighborhoods with registered events," he said.
"They just have to register and let us know the date and the time of the party and as long as we have officers available, we can provide this service."
Copley, along with Bath Township and Richfield Police sent out a filer to their respective jurisdictions to let them know about the service, which will be monitoring underage drinking, parking hazards, and other safety concerns.
Chief Mike Mier says it is very common for officers to make arrests for underage drinking and drug activity this time year.
"Its a problem everywhere, and it seems to be this time of year when it's spring, the weather is warm, people are feeling good, and there are proms and graduations to celebrate."
Events taking place in Copley Township may be registered by calling the Copley Police Department during normal business hours.