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Police Grant for Alcohol-Related Enforcement Operations Approved by Council

Published on Monday, September 13, 2021 | 5:58 pm
 

The City Council voted to authorize the City Manager to accept a $57,464 grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has awarded a $57,464 grant to support the police department costs of alcohol-related operations, including inspections and undercover operations to ensure restaurants and liquor stores are in compliance with state and local laws.

“The adverse effects of having on- and off-sale liquor establishments often result in a high volume of patrol calls for crimes involving public intoxication, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and assaults,” according to a city staff report.

Currently, there are 455 ABC licensees within the city, consisting of 369 on-sale sites that include restaurants and 86 off-sale locations.

In some areas in the city alcohol-related issues are reoccurring and are lowering the quality of life for residents, business owners and visitors.

The object of the ABC program is to reduce the amount of alcohol-related incidents in the city through a three-step approach of education, enforcement, and management. The goals of this program are to:

• Reduce alcohol-related calls for service;
• Reduce calls for service in problem locations operated by ABC licensees;
• Educate ABC licensees by hosting Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) courses;
• Provide training for Pasadena Police Department patrol and detective sections.

The grant period runs from July 1 through June 30, 2022. No matching funds are required.

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