Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack and Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan have teamed up for a new underage drinking initiative called “Only 2 Will Do.”
Additionally, the program is led by high school students through partnerships with the Town of Clarkstown, Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD), local school districts, the Clarkstown Coalition for Youth and CANDLE (Community Awareness Network for a Drug-free Life and Environment).
The program will aim to have retailers require two forms of identification when selling alcohol to young people. Throughout February, students, police officers and other advocates will go to locations where alcohol is sold and ask retailers to participate in the program. Included in that will be asking the retailers to display posters and handouts about the program, which were created by students.
“With the cooperation and participation of our local retailers, this initiative underscores the commitment of our community to limit the access, use and abuse of alcoholic beverages by our youth, thereby avoiding the tragic consequences of underage drinking,” Chief Sullivan said in a release about the program.
The Town of Clarkstown will provide “legal age of purchase” calendars to place at their registers as well.