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Grant funding gives deputies tools to combat underage drinking
1/26/2012 1:13:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Grant funding gives deputies tools to combat underage drinking

Report Number:




Date & Time:

January 25, 2012

Unit Responsible:


(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence






Utilizing grant funding from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), deputies have been addressing the community-wide problem of underage drinking on many different levels.


Since receiving $65,000.00 in grant funding on July 1st of 2011, deputies in conjunction with staff from the ABC have provided responsible beverage service training to 61 servers of alcoholic beverages throughout the county.  Deputies have also received specialized training on false identification detection and recognition, as well as investigative techniques employed in incidents involving underage drinking fatalities. 


As a measure of ensuring compliance with state and local laws, deputies and ABC investigators have conducted unannounced IMPACT (Informed Merchants Preventing Alcohol-Related Crime Tendencies) inspections at 26 on-sale and off-sale ABC licensed establishments and conducted investigative operations to ensure alcoholic beverages are not being served nor sold to minors at various locations countywide.  To date, deputies have issued 11 citations for furnishing alcohol to a minor and 3 citations to minors in possession of false identification.  Additional compliance checks, premises inspections, and educational programs are planned for future dates.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Captain Bill Ayub

Media Release Date:

January 25, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Bill Ayub   805-494-8260

Approved by:

Mike De Los Santos, Captain #0730