Sheriff’s Telling Our Parents & Promoting Educated Drivers
Please join the
STOPPED Program and
partner with The Delaware County Sheriff’s
in promoting young driver safety.
Sheriff Tom Mills is pleased to invite you to participate in The
Delaware County Sherriff's Office STOPPED Program.
Program is a parental notification program originally developed
by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s
Office in Syracuse New York. The intent of the program is to
reduce the number of youthful drivers involved in auto
accidents. Annually over 3,000 drivers between sixteen and
twenty-one years of age die in the United States as a result of
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office offers parents this
voluntary notification system to extend their watchful eyes and
raise the awareness of drivers under the age of 21.
How it works
voluntarily register with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office,
any motor vehicle that will be operated by a driver under the
age of 21.
An identification decal is issued and affixed to the windshield
of each registered vehicle.
What to expect
If for any
reason the registered vehicle, when operated by a driver under
the age of 21, is stopped by Sheriff’s Deputies, the deputy will
complete a notification card providing the following
Time and location of stop
Driver’s Name and the number of passengers
Reason for the stop
Whether any traffic tickets were issued
Notifications will be mailed directly to parents to make them
aware of potential problems and enable them to enforce any
parental rules that often coexist with teenage driving