HPD Officers Urge Young People to Avoid Tobacco Use
March 18, 2010 - Police officers from the HPD’s Fondren Patrol Division recently met with southwest Houston kids, to discuss the dangers of tobacco use.
Officers discussed the health risks associated with tobacco, but also the criminal component that can accompany tobacco use by minors.
“We’ve found that tobacco use by kids can lead to other, more serious, crimes like illegal drug use,” said HPD Officer D. Mendoza. “That’s why it is so important that we talk to kids while they are still young.”
The Tobacco Free Day, held at southwest Houston’s Burnett Bayland Park, was part of the Houston Police Department’s ongoing March on Crime Campaign. Working together, Houston police officers and the public can help “Keep Houston Safe.”
For more safety information, visit our website at www.houstonpolice.org and click on the “Keep Houston Safe” logo.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.