The Petoskey Department of Public Safety Department is proud to announce that we are participating in the Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) Program. Our mission is to provide the community and parents a program to assist in keeping our children drug free. The program offers important information and convenient free drug and alcohol tests that provide IMMEDIATE results in the PRIVACY and safety of their home. In the event of a positive result, L.E.A.D. can direct them to an appropriate community resource without law enforcement intervention.
The Petoskey Department of Public Safety and L.E.A.D. are combining forces to bring this program to the parents of children in the Petoskey area. This program allows parents to obtain these kits at no cost. The 8 Panel Drug Test Kit detects drugs that comprise the majority of abused substances, including prescription drugs. These substances include opiates (heroin, vicodin, and codeine), methamphetamines (speed, crystal meth), marijuana, barbiturates, benzodiazepines (zanax, valium, and ativan), amphetamines, and cocaine. Single panel kits are also available, and will test for marijuana, alcohol, and cocaine.
This program empowers parents and gives them the ability to monitor their children in the privacy of their own home as well as provide their children with an "out" when faced with peer pressure to use drugs and/or alcohol. ("I can't because my parents might test me.")
These free kits are available at 101 E. Lake Street (City Hall) at the Department of Public Safety. Parents can remain 100% anonymous when picking up the kits. Kits are available Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. For further information please feel free to contact the Department of Public Safety at 231-347-2500. Callers can remain anonymous as the goal is to give parents the power to raise their children drug and alcohol free. Information related to the L.E.A.D. program is also available at Petoskey High School, and Petoskey Middle School.