To Little To late...... Statement from the Long Beach Police Commissioner
"Over the weekend, two young Long Beach residents tragically passed
away. While an investigation is underway and toxicology reports are not
yet available, we have lost several young people in the past few years.
Our police department is taking this issue seriously and combating it
head on with a three-pronged approach that focuses on prevention, redirection,
and enforcement. In addition to being in contact with police agencies
throughout the region to prevent drugs from even getting into the City,
the Long Beach Police Department will be partnering up with the Long
Beach School District and various community organizations to educate
children about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Beginning next
month, we will be hosting community forums and offering counseling
We encourage parents to talk to their children about
how important it is to stay away from drugs, and we want to do
everything we can, as a City, to help prevent this from happening again.
More information will be posted about our upcoming substance abuse
programs on our website and social media pages in the coming weeks."