OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Grant Awarded to Oxnard Police Department|
|DATE:||December 21, 2016|
|LOCATION:||Oxnard Police Department
251 South C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
|PREPARED BY:||Officer David Castillo|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Officer David Castillo
Oxnard Police Department
Central Business District
DETAILS: The Oxnard Police Department was one of seventeen agencies in California selected by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to receive grant funding. The Oxnard Police Department was awarded $24,000 to assist in ABC regulation programs in the City of Oxnard.
Some of the goals of this program are to combat underage drinking and to ensure alcohol-licensed businesses are in compliance. Some of the programs used to accomplish these goals are the “Minor Decoy” operations, “Shoulder Tap” operations, and “IMPACT” operations (Informed Merchants Preventing Alcohol-Related Crime Tendencies).
Minor decoy programs have been used by local law enforcement in California since about 1987. They have been evaluated and found to be effective. These operations, conducted by law enforcement and/or community groups, can markedly increase the percentage of licensees who comply with the minimum-purchase-age law. In the last five years alone local law enforcement officers have visited roughly 4,000-6,000 establishments per year in decoy operations.
The Decoy Shoulder Tap Program is an enforcement program that ABC and local law enforcement agencies use to detect and deter shoulder tap activity. During the program, a minor decoy, under the direct supervision of law enforcement officers, solicits adults outside ABC licensed stores to buy the minor decoy alcohol.
The Oxnard Police Department will also host a free “LEAD” class (Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs) for local alcohol-licensed retailers. The mission of the LEAD Program is to provide high quality, effective and educationally sound training on alcohol responsibility and the law to California retail licensees and their employees. The class is 4 hours long and is going to be held on January 24, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the human resources community room located on the ground floor of City Hall 300 W. Third Street Oxnard, Ca. If you would like to attend, register at www.abc.ca.gov.
This project is part of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Education and Teen Alcohol Enforcement Program Grant, funded by the California’s Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For more information, please contact the Oxnard Police Department.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: 12/21/16 1300 Hours