Police Department


Recommendations from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University for parents to deal with underage drinking:

  • Set rules and expectations and enforce consequences.
  • Eat dinner together.
  • Monitor television viewing, Internet use and CD purchases.
  • Know your children's friends and where they go.
  • Send clear messages about alcohol use.
  • Discuss problems caused by underage drinking.
  • Give your children perspective on media messages.
  • Don't show children that it takes a drink to relax.
  • Don't accept underage drinking as a rite of passage.
  • When your child needs help, get treatment fast.


Contact Information

UMKC Police Department
5005 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
Emergency Dial 9-1-1
Phone: 816-235-1515
Fax: 816-235-5501
Office hours: 24 hours per day
7 days per week
365 days per year.