The Grand Junction Police Department wants to have a very personal conversation with high school and college students about Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol. They also want parents to be a part of that conversation.

Knowing it may be difficult for some parents to have that conversation with their teens, or they've had the talk, but feel like their children need to hear it from someone else other than their peers, prompted the Police Department to host a Student Safety Presentation.

The presentation will focus on how to make an informed and safe choice when confronted with decisions about sex, drugs, and alcohol. It will also focus on the long-term consequences of poor choices.

The event is hosted by Suzette Freidenbereger, a 15 year veteran of the police department, and will be a very real and candid discussion, and because of that, there will be some graphic language and content.

The discussion includes a panel of health care professionals, school resource officers and others who will provide their knowledge, insight and answer questions that arise about sex, drugs, and alcohol.

This presentation has plenty to offer parents, including information on talking with your kids about these sometimes difficult and sensitive subjects. So, parents are strongly encouraged to attend.

There is no charge for the event which will be at the Grand Junction Police Department, 555 Ute Avenue, on Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Call Heidi Davidson at 970-549-5114 or email her heidid@gjcity.org to make reservations or ask questions about the presentation.