Spring break is a great time for partying but watch out, because Panama City Beach Police won’t let you get away with much.
As spring break is just a few weeks away, these youngsters will start to replace the snowbirds throughout Bay County. Local businesses love spring break and it’s always some of the best times of the year but it’s also a time when the police will be cracking down on crime. Some of the offers Sirs in Panama City and Panama City Beach expect higher spring break numbers to bring a rise in drugs to the area. Spring break seems to get busier and busier each year and according to Officer Jacob Moore with the Panama City Beach Police Department, the more people that come in, the more stuff we deal with.
Last year, law enforcement officials seized 3 kg of MDMA, a main component of ecstasy, in just the first two weeks of spring break. This drug tends to make people have more energy but it is extremely dangerous and definitely one of the department’s top priorities.
Law enforcement throughout Panama City Beach tries to stay one step ahead of adapting to the changing spring break attendees. Police will continue to enforce the zero tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol violations. The biggest issue is to prevent major safety concerns or safety violations and let everyone have a great time. Last year, Bay County receives more than 9600 incident calls and made more than 1200 arrests during spring break alone. [Source]