Neighbor Program Heading Off Problems Before They Start - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/12/05

Neighbor Program Heading Off Problems Before They Start

A new program is hoping to streamline relations between Texas Tech students and residents of Tech Terrace and prevent alcohol related problems before they start.

"This is an opportunity for neutral interaction," says Lt. G.W. Stevens, "because at one in the morning there's not too much neutrality involved."

Tuesday and Wednesday evening, University representatives will join law enforcement officials in walking door to door. They will welcome students to the area, and distribute information packets on alcohol issues, roommate relationships, and tips on being a good neighbor.

"For us, this is the diplomatic approach at trying to gain coluntary compliance with loud noise laws, alcohol laws, and things like that," says Lt. Stevens. "And this will give us an opportunity to actually meet students and full time residents in a more neutral environment, rather than in an enforcement environment."

The neighbor to neighbor program is an effort by organizations at Texas Tech University and the Lubbock community.

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