Long Beach Receives $100,000 Grant to Stop Alcohol-Related Crimes

The Long Beach Police Department is Getting State Help to Deter Alcohol Consumption

According to a news story published by the Signal Tribune, the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) recently received a $100,000 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.  The grant is designed to help law enforcement fight alcohol-related crimes.  LBPD was one of 49 law enforcement agencies to receive similar grants through the Beverage Control’s Alcohol Policing Partnership.

The Alcohol Policing Partnership, created in 1995, helps “local law enforcement agencies develop an effective, comprehensive and strategic approach to eliminating the crime and public nuisance problems associated with problem alcoholic beverage outlets.”  The grants issued this year are designed to help local police agencies receive training, create liaisons with other agencies, work with ABC agents and develop effective alcohol enforcement strategies.

California’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) was established to regulate and enforce the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act.  Created in 1955, ABC is in charge of licensing and policing of laws concerning the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages.  In addition to grants to local law enforcement under the Alcohol Policing Partnership, ABC has teamed up with the Office of Traffic Safety to award police departments with grants up to $20,000 for the Minor Decoy Program, Shoulder Tap program and IMPACT program.

Law enforcement agencies across the state are cracking down on alcohol-related crime.  With grants from the Alcoholic Beverage Control and Office of Traffic Safety, police departments are able to provide community resources and provide additional staff to keep the public safe.

Read the full Signal Tribune article “Long Beach police receive grant to fight alcohol-related crimes”.