The Alhambra Police Department has been awarded a grant from the State of California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (A.B.C.) to participate in a program known as Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs. The grant provides funding for the department to educate and train establishments that sell alcohol, and to provide enforcement activities that ensure observance of State laws that pertain to the sale of alcoholic beverages.
The grant will fund these activities until June of 2012. The educational aspect of this effort will consist of training seminars for owners and employees of businesses that have been issued licenses to sell alcohol. The training will cover problems pertaining to the sale of alcohol to minors and to intoxicated people.
The Alhambra Police Department in conjunction with A.B.C., hosted the first of two training seminars in early September at the Alhambra City Library. The event was well attended and well received, according to the Department. The next class will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the same place and will be directed to the employees and owners of those businesses, which have off-sale licenses, such as convenience stores and grocery stores.
The goal of this program is to increase the awareness of and observance with State Law in regards to the sale of alcoholic beverages.
“Ultimately, this effort will minimize the number of alcohol-related incidents which negatively impact our community and create awareness concerning the dangers related to juvenile alcohol consumption and abuse,” the Alhambra Police Department stated in a press release.