Did you know that this week is Red Ribbon Week?  

The Corpus Christi Police Department has partnered with several local Law Enforcement Agencies to participate in the National Red Ribbon Campaign.  Officers will be participating in Red Ribbon Parade Routes at several local elementary schools throughout the week.    

What Is Red Ribbon Week? 

The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week®, which is October 23rd – October 31st, each year.  The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign® is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG- FREE AMERICA. 

Red Ribbon Week started after the murder of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985.  After his death, communities across the country began wearing red ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America and to honor Kiki’s sacrifice.  

This year’s theme, “Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free”.