Last updated on: 3/5/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Vernon F. Betkey, Jr. Biography

Title:
National Law Enforcement Liaison Program Manager at the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?"
Reasoning:

“GHSA strongly supports the 21 Minimum Drinking Age Law… Underage drinking remains a serious problem that needs to be addressed, but lowering the drinking age would be a gigantic step backward.”

“21 Minimum Drinking Age,” ghsa.org (accessed Aug. 25, 2010)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • National Law Enforcement Liaison Program Manager, Governors Highway Safety Administration, 2013-present
  • Chairman, Governors Highway Safety Administration, 2008-2013
  • Director, Maryland Highway Safety Office
  • Executive Board Member, Governors Highway Safety Administration, 2003-present
  • Law Enforcement Liaison, Region 3 Office, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2001-2003
  • Chief of Staff, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, 1998-2000
  • Maryland State Police, 1973-1998
Education:
  • Graduate, School of Police Staff and Command, Center for Public Safety, Northwestern University
  • BS, Business Management, University of Maryland
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?