Monday, March 21, 2016

The Garden Grove Police Department has partnered with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to promote awareness, educate and conduct enforcement activities at ABC licensed establishments pertaining to alcohol-related crimes and problems.

The Garden Grove Police Department has received a grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, in the amount of $35,965 to help reduce alcohol-related crimes and reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. The grant operational period will extend to June 30, 2016.

The City of Garden Grove currently has 290 bars, restaurants and retailers which are licensed to sell alcohol.

The Garden Grove Police Department is committed to providing a strong sense of safety and security to its citizens. This grant will further that commitment by promoting public awareness of underage drinking and alcohol-related crimes. The Garden Grove Police Department has created a close-working relationship with ABC agents. Together, our agencies will conduct briefing training to patrol officers to further their knowledge of ABC laws. Also, undercover officers will conduct sting operations to determine if licensed establishments are abiding by state laws and local operating permits. Also, to deter members of the public from purchasing alcohol for minors.

The Garden Grove Police Department is committed to providing the finest police services to its residents and businesses. In partnership with the community and ABC, the Garden Grove Police Department expects this grant to provide a better understanding of the need to comply with alcohol-related laws. This will enhance the safety of our citizens and protect the quality of life that exists in our community.

The Garden Grove Police Department participated in ABC’s fifth annual Statewide Shoulder Tap Operation. This type of operation is conducted in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of those who are underage and hold accountable those who agree to purchase alcohol for the decoys working with law enforcement. Over the past four years, over 1,900 arrests have been made. ABC will release how many statewide arrests were made during this year’s program. According to ABC, in 2013, 66 drivers between ages 15-20 were killed in DUI related crashes and over 1,000 more were injured.