The Glendora Police Department invites the community to take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 23-31.
Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs facing our community and encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles.
Each school in the district will have events and activities that will take place during Red Ribbon Week to remind kids the importance of remaining healthy and drug free.
The Red Ribbon symbolizes a continuing commitment to reduce the demand for illicit drugs in our communities.
In 1985, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique S. "Kiki" Camarena was killed by drug traffickers.
Shortly after Camarena's death, citizens from his hometown of Calexico, California, began wearing red ribbons to remember him and commemorate his sacrifice. Congress established Red Ribbon Week in 1988.
Red Ribbon Week gives everyone the opportunity to be vocal and visible in efforts to achieve a drug-free community. Research shows that children are less likely to use alcohol and other drugs when parents and other role models are clear and consistent in their opposition to substance use and abuse.
Free Red Ribbons are available at the front counter of the Glendora Police Department, quantities are limited.
For more information about Red Ribbon Week contact the Glendora Police Department at 626-914-8250.