Four police departments in Summit County are trying to cut down on underage drinking by encouraging parents to register their graduation parties.
The police departments include Bath Township, Copley, Richfield and Fairlawn.
Copley police chief Mike Mier said officers will increase patrolling in the areas of registered parties.
Colleen Ahern, of Copley, registered the party for her graduating daughter, Emily.
"That way, I'm not the only one looking out for the kids. I'm glad to see that the communities are offering this type of patrolling to make sure they're safe," Ahern said.
"We know anytime there's a party, we have a possibility that a child might bring alcohol, and we're hoping that if our officers frequently patrol, it will dissuade a child from drinking and diving," Mier said.
The departments can also put out temporary no parking signs to control traffic troubles in neighborhoods.
Residents interested in registering their graduation parties should call their police department for more information.
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