According to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, the agency is joining forces with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in efforts to fight underage drinking. The two departments have combined through a county-wide grant to reduce alcohol-related crimes that may occur at ABC-licensed establishments.
Over the summer, the SDPD received $100,000 from an ABC grant to be spent in communities to help battle alcohol-related crimes. The goal of the ABC Grant Assistance Program is to help make communities safer through the partnership of local law enforcement agencies and ABC-licensed businesses.
Agents from Alcohol Beverage Control and San Diego deputies will work with minor decoys at various locations in the communities of Santee and Lakeside. These groups will organize a Minor Decoy or so-called Shoulder Tap to ensure minors are not being sold alcohol. According to officials, minors tried to purchase alcohol at 11 different locations and were successfully turned away. Teenagers approached 31 adults to buy them alcohol and only one adult was arrested.
These operations will continue through June 2017 and help reduce youth access to alcohol and alcohol abuse. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department urges anyone with information on licensed liquor establishments providing alcohol to minors to contact the agency.
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