Metro law enforcement officers will have an eye on the prom crowd. Alcohol enforcement efforts are being stepped-up for the season.
According to Project Extra Mile, increased underage drinking enforcement efforts will be conducted during the prom and graduation season. That’s going to run from April through mid-May.
The enforcement effort will cover the Omaha metro area including Douglas and Sarpy Counties. More than 30 officers will be involved.
Through party patrols and alcohol compliance checks, law enforcement will crack down on underage drinking with a targeted focus on adults who provide alcohol to minors.
"The message is clear. There really is No Free Ride if You Provide alcohol to kids," said Nicole Carritt, executive director for Project Extra Mile. "Law enforcement is dedicated to preventing underage drinking by addressing the root of the problem."