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Lawton police go through party dispersal training

LAWTON, Okla._The Lawton Police Department held a training exercise to teach officers how to control and disperse large parties where there may be underage drinking.

Cadets from the LPD Academy were run through a variety of test parties and tasked to take control of the situation in a live, chaotic environment. LPD Sergeant Mike Spencer says the exercise not only prepares cadets, but helps to raise awareness of a common practice that could lead to heavy fines or jail time.

"We want to make sure that everybody understands that there's a social hosting law that prohibits adults from giving minors access to alcohol, or hosting parties, graduation parties or things of that nature. We're just trying to raise awareness that it's against the law and you can be fined heftily for that," Sgt. Spencer explained.

Sergeant Spencer hopes the community and LPD can work together to cut down on parties with underage drinking.

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