Workshops | Meetings | Events

SAFIR Youth Coalition

Sunday, August 25 | 4:00pm

Help our teens understand the importance of living a #SubstanceAbuseFree lifestyle.

Safe Medication Practices for Better Health

Tuesday, August 20 | 6:30 pm

Join us for a discussion on safe medication practices for better health! Be your own advocate. Learn safe medication practices. Know the risks of medication misuse.

The IRC Sheriff’s office will be there to collect your unused, expired medications. Clean out your medicine cabinet!

Marijuana: A Closer Look at the Issues Facing Society Today

Tuesday, October 22 | 8 am – 4:30 pm

Topics include flower, concentrates, edibles, wax, usage among youth, impact of legalization, DUI rates, hospital rates, school performance, diversion, and much more!

Continental breakfast and lunch provided!

Alcohol Responsibility: Keep You AND Your Customers SAFE

June 18, 2019 | Elk's Lodge Objective: Assist liquor licensees in understanding how to maintain compliance with laws, rules, and regulations as well as provide the knowledge to identify fake I.D.’s. Speakers: Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco Indian River...

2019 National Take Back Day

Saturday, April 27 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Don’t be the dealer – keep them safe, clean them out, take them back.

The federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) hosts the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day twice a year in which temporary collection sites are set up in communities nationwide for the safe disposal of unused prescription drugs.

Marijuana: Where we are today and what to expect

Friday, April 12, 2019, 9 AM – 12 PM

Ed Shemelya is a 30 year veteran of the Kentucky State Police and is currently the National Coordinator of the National Marijuana Initiative. The initiative is responsible for assisting and improving the capabilities of the 32 High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas nationwide, in carrying out the National Drug Control Strategy objectives of disrupting domestic trafficking and production of, and reducing demand for, marijuana and derivative products.   

Underage Drinking Workgroup Meeting Dates

Meetings are held at 10 AM at the Vero Beach Police Department


  • February 22
  • March 8
  • April 26
  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13

Prescription Workgroup Meeting Dates

Meetings are held at 1 PM at the Indian River Sheriff’s Office


  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 21
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 20
  • December 18

Marijuana Workgroup Meeting Dates

Meetings are held at 3 PM at Phoenix Rising Wellness Center


  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19

 SAFIR Youth Coalition Meetings

Meetings are held at 7 PM at the Indian River County Sheriff’s office every other Tuesday beginning 10/17/19

Membership Meeting Schedule

Meetings begin at 2 PM

January 17
Vero Beach Police Department

March 7
Sebastian Police Department

May 2
Vero Beach Boys and Girls Club

School District Conference Room (2nd floor)

October 3
Gifford Youth Achievement Center

December 5
Vero Beach Elks Club




1507 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960