The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) collaborates with law enforcement through several activities. Representatives from the Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office:
- Speak at the press conferences for Project Sticker Shock and Kick Butts Day and accompany youth to stores to conduct merchant education for these annual events.
- Staff our four drug take back day sites on a quarterly basis.
- Serve on our coalition’s Board of Directors, which meets monthly.
- Attend our annual Youth Leadership Conference networking session to meet Alexandria’s youth leaders, learn about their abilities and interests and see where their voices and skills could fit within our community.
- Collaborate with our coalition and other agencies to host events throughout the community in celebration of National Night Out each year.
- Serve on the Alexandria Opioid Work Group, which meets monthly and is working to understand the scope of the problem and design strategies to address the crisis.