The N.E.O.A. spotlights certain towns monthly in which we are active. School seminars, health fairs, safety days and special events are standard fare for the N.E.O.A. in local communities.
This month’s towns…
Cheshire, Woodbridge, Bethany, Orange, Trumbull, Newtown, Shelton, Wallingford, Hamden, North Haven
The Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association has been active in the Cheshire community over the years: passing out our brand new Kids ID DNA Kits at the 2016 Cheshire Community YMCA Healthy Living Expo in May and at the Cheshire Fest held in September, both of which were held at Bartlem Park; making D.A.R.E. workbooks available to the town program; providing child safety information and substance abuse education at different venues in town (including the Cheshire Fest, Cheshire Classic Car Cruise, Sweet Claude’s Bone Marrow Registry Drive); having our N.E.O.A. speakers talk at Cheshire High School about substance abuse and passing out our N.E.O.A. coloring books to kids at Happy Times School.
WOODBRIDGE / BETHANY / ORANGE
The Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association has provided Regional 5 teachers, parents and students in Woodbridge, Bethany and Orange with important substance abuse education seminars and materials in a variety of venues over the last ten years. Over this same period the N.E.O.A. has also supplied D.A.R.E. workbooks to the Orange and Woodbridge programs. Our Drugs in Connecticut pamphlets have been distributed at different venues in all three towns, including Orange Middle School, Bethany Middle School, Bethany Day Picnic, the Fest and at Amity Regional High School.
The Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association has been active in Trumbull for many years. We have provided the Kids ID program for families at the Trumbull Mall, Trumbull Safety Day and at WinterFest. Our community service booth – which has drug display boards, N.E.O.A. Drugs in Connecticut pamphlets and other drug educational materials for the public to view – has been set up at the Trumbull Police Department Open House, Trumbull Car Show and at health fairs at Hillcrest and Madison Middle Schools and St. Joseph’s High School. Every year our speakers give a PowerPoint lecture on substance abuse issues to students at Madison and Hillcrest Middle Schools and we’ve also spoken to students at St. Joseph’s High School. N.E.O.A. speakers have also given presentations in town for the Trumbull Emergency Medical Service Personnel, Fairfield County Detectives Conference and at our Narcotics, Dangerous Drugs and Patrol School held at the Trumbull Marriott.
The N.E.O.A. has had a strong presence in the Newtown community for many years. Our speakers have presented substance abuse seminars at Parent Connection’s Parent University for over 5 years and as recently as last year we’ve spoken a number of times to parents and teachers at the Middle School. We’ve set a booth up at the high school health fair and talked to the kids about drug abuse.
Over the years the N.E.O.A. has provided up-to-date and vital substance abuse education information to Shelton High School students and faculty as well as donating D.A.R.E. workbooks to the town’s program and taking Kids ID photos in town at Sikorsky Safe Kids Fair and at Adams IGA.
The Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association has been active in Wallingford for many years, especially since our office has been located here since 1991. Our organization has provided drug awareness education to students, parents and teachers in venues at both high schools and both middle schools. The N.E.O.A. presented to the public a two-hour seminar on the latest in substance abuse in Wallingford and Connecticut at the Senior Center, working with Youth and Social Services and Coalition for a Better Wallingford. We have provided D.A.R.E. workbooks for the town program for over 12 years while it was running and have worked closely with Wallingford Youth and Social Services for a wide variety of programs for the public. Our Kids ID program has been provided yearly at the T.W.I.S.T. (The Wallingford Invitational Soccer Tournament) and over the years we have done the program at Barberino’s Auto, Pumpkin Patch Child Care and the Choate Rosemary Health Fair. For 20 years the Milton S. Camilleri scholarship program has been awarding graduating high school seniors at ceremonies held here in Wallingford.
Our organization has participated in many events in Hamden over the years. We’ve had our community service booth set up at the Hamden National Night Out at Rochford Field passing out our new Kids ID DNA Kits as well as other important drug educational materials. Over the years we’ve also had our community service booth set up at the Classic Car Show as well as at the Hamden Carnival, McDonald’s and Walking for Drug-Free Hamden. Our speakers have presented drug educational seminars at Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart Academy and Hamden High School. We’ve also supplied handouts for N.E.O.A. members in the Hamden P.D. for school presentations. We have worked with Hamden Youth Services to educate the public about substance abuse at the Town-Wide Drug Awareness Fair and at Thornton Wilder Library.
The Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association has a strong commitment to substance abuse education and community service. Our D.A.R.E. workbook distribution program has benefited many police departments across Connecticut over the years, including North Haven’s. Our community service booth—where we distribute thousands of N.E.O.A. Drugs in Connecticut pamphlets and N.E.O.A. coloring books free of charge! — has also appeared at the North Haven Fair and at North Haven Safety Day.