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Resourceful information was shared at the Town Hall Meeting on Opiod Addiction September 17, 2016.  If you were unable to attend and want to learn more about the many facets of addiction, click the picture on the right to watch the event in its entirety. 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office has set up a committee comprised of parents, local business owners, educators and law enforcement personnel called the Youth-At-Risk Committee whose main focus is committed to educating the public on potentially dangerous substances, drugs or practices that some young people may be engaging in the Stafford County area.

It is my hope that this information may assist you in helping you prevent your teen from experiencing some difficulties in this area or if problems have occurred help you in solving them.  This committee will be providing this information to all schools in Stafford County as well as other areas where parents and young people come together. Working together I know we can make a positive difference in the present and future lives of our teenagers.

Sheriff David P. Decatur, Jr.








This past year, the subject initiative and collaborative effort between the Virginia Office of Attorney General, creative staff at DL Media, Gloucester County offices of Emergency Management and Commonwealth Attorney, and other Commonwealth officials and organizations produced Sink or Swim Campaign.

The mission of the Sink or Swim initiative is to build broad awareness of the issues related to drug addiction and be an information resource for individuals and families impacted by drug use. It is similar to what the Youth-At-Risk Committee sponsored by the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is advocating - Identifying and promoting at-risk youth awareness activities and prevention planning.

Please click the icon below to view a brief video containing excellent information and resources.

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