John J. Bryfonski, Chief of Police
55 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
For Immediate Release
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Bedford Police Department Goes Red for Red Ribbon Week
BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John J. Bryfonski announces that the Bedford Police Department will “Go Red” to promote a drug free world. Red lights — instead of the usual blue lights — will be displayed outside the Bedford Police Department all next week.
“Addiction takes lives, ruins families, and destroys communities, and perhaps at no time has that been more apparent than now,” Chief Bryfonski said. “We are proud to support Red Ribbon Week, and I encourage the whole community to go red during the week to help us raise awareness.”
The Bedford Police Department, in partnership with BeBOLD Bedford invite all members of the community to stand up against substance abuse during Red Ribbon Week next week.
Red Ribbon Week is a national drug prevention initiative held during the week of October 23-31. This year’s Red Ribbon Week campaign, “Your Future is Key so Stay Drug-free,” aligns with BeBOLD’s drug awareness and prevention mission in our community.
To support Red Ribbon Week and “Bedford Goes Red” the Police Department and BeBOLD are asking local businesses and all Bedford community members to “Go Red” by displaying red lights and/or red ribbons on homes or places of business all week.
As a business owner, how can I show my support?
- All businesses are being asked to change their building lighting, such as uplights and lampposts, to red lighting. Display red ribbons where possible.
As a homeowner, how can I show my support?
- Change your uplights, lampposts, and front door lights to red bulbs or wrap red string lights where possible. Display Red bows where possible.
Where can I get red lights?
- Lowes, located at 222 S. River Road in Bedford, has graciously donated red lights of all kinds. Visit Lowes to get yours FREE, while supplies last!
Where can I get ribbons?
- Eastern Bank, located at 1 Atwood Lane in Bedford, has graciously donated red ribbons. Ribbons will be available the week of October 23rd. Get yours FREE, while supplies last!
Together, the entire Bedford community can light up red and shine a light on substance abuse and the countless lives lost to addition.
For more information regarding Red Ribbon Week, please visit redribbon.org.
About Red Ribbon Week:
Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. In 1988, National Family Partnership sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.
About BeBOLD Bedford:
BeBOLD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit drug awareness, education and prevention coalition in Bedford, NH. The coalition includes adult and youth volunteers as well as local police, school and community professionals. BeBOLD’s mission is to prevent substance abuse in the Bedford community by educating Bedford’s adults and youth about the current dangers of all kinds of substance abuse, including alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs and tobacco. For more information, visit their website at beboldbedford.org.