1. In an effort to curtail underage drinking among adolescent
youth in the town of Houlton, the police department will conduct
random patrol checks of property if requested by a parent or guardian.
The service is offered to any parent or guardian who will be away
from their residence for an extended period of time and a child
between the ages of 15-19 is remaining at the home. An extended
period of time is defined as being out of town overnight or longer.
2. A parent or guardian must specifically request the service.
An application form is available at the police department or can
be downloaded online. The
form requires the following information:
*The dates for which the service is requested
*Street address and description of the residence to
*Cellular phone or pager number of the parent/guardian
requesting the service.
*The name of the person or persons who are authorized
to be at the residence and their ages.
*Description, including plate numbers of any vehicles
authorized to be at the residence.
*Preferably, two names and telephone numbers of a responsible
adult who is authorized by the parent to respond to
and enter the residence in the event of a problem. These
people should each have a key to the residence.
*Authorization by the parent for the police to investigate
activity at the residence whenever reasonable cause
exists to believe underage drinking is occurring.
*Any additional information the police need to be aware
*Signature of the person requesting the service.
3. Should the police investigate or respond to a complaint of underage
drinking at the residence, a reasonable attempt will be made to
contact the parent or guardian.
4. Decisions relating to the prosecution of any criminal or juvenile
offenses will be left to the discretion of the police department.
5. The parent or guardian reserves the right to cancel the request
at any time.
the request form, or contact the Houlton Police Department
for more details.