School Programs

Every 30 Minutes


The Every 30 Minutes program is an alcohol awareness event held annually at a local high school before prom and graduation. The program is based on the statistic that every 30 minutes, someone is killed in an alcohol-related vehicle crash. 

The program is a joint effort between the James City County Police and Fire Departments, the Williamsburg-James City County Commonwealth's Attorney Office and the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools.  A mock crash with student actors is staged with realistic response from Police, Fire and Medics to demonstrate the severity of driving under the influence.