Safety Day/Special Events
The N.E.O.A. regularly partners with police and fire departments, schools, civic organizations and medical groups to provide educational displays for families.
Our N.E.O.A. brightly marked community service van and our canopied booths feature our famous drug display cases. These cases, which are used by police agencies across the state, contain drugs and narcotics, both legal and illegal. The cases contain written explanations for each drug displayed. People are shown how to identify and recognize the drugs in event they come across them.
The N.E.O.A. drug display boards provide education and information about the various drugs and narcotics that are found throughout Connecticut. They are constantly updated and can be seen at every N.E.O.A. community service event.
The N.E.O.A. pamphlet series “Drugs in Connecticut” – which include information on Heroin, Marijuana, Inhalants, Ecstasy, GHB, Tell-Tale Signs of Drug Use and Pharmaceutical Abuse – are available at these events.
Experts from the N.E.O.A. are also on hand to answer any questions families may have and to provide our Kids ID Kit to those attending.
N.E.O.A. Director Sergeant John Testa provides some important information for some visitors to the N.E.O.A. community service booth at a recent fair.
N.E.O.A. Vice President Sergeant Richard Montefusco explains child safety tips to a parent.
N.E.O.A. Director Officer Bruce Lovallo discusses the latest trends in substance abuse in Connecticut with some visitors to the N.E.O.A. booth.
N.E.O.A. President Lt. Mike Rinaldi (ret.) and Officer Scott Duva confer during a police safety day event.
Officers at many community service events speak to teenagers and parents about the latest trends in substance abuse and are willing to answer questions that the public may have. Here an officer explains about a few of the narcotics that are on view in one of the N.E.O.A. drug display cases that are shown at many venues across Connecticut.