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Temecula Police to Crack Down on Underage Drinking in Town

The agency has been awarded a special grant to fund operations preventing underage drinking according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

The following is a news release from the Temecula Police Department: 

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has awarded the city of Temecula a $7,500 mini grant to be used by officers from the Temecula Police Department in preventing underage drinking.

The Temecula Police Department will spend the funds to conduct Minor Decoy  and Shoulder Tap programs. The Minor Decoy program has been recognized as an excellent method to attack the problems associated with the unlawful purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages by underage individuals. The Shoulder Tap program targets adults who furnish alcoholic beverages to underage individuals.

The goal of the programs is to: (1) Reduce underage consumption of, and access to, alcohol; (2) Deter adults from furnishing alcoholic beverages to underage individuals; and (3) Raise public awareness about underage drinking.

The grant will fund both programs through the end of June 2014. This project is part of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Minor Decoy/Shoulder Tap Grant Project, funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Anyone with questions about the program can contact Sergeant Chris Gaskins of the Temecula Police Department at (951) 696-3128.



Matthew March 29, 2014 at 02:51 PM
There's only two types of people who are against drugs : the people who have never done drugs and the people who really sucked at doing drugs.
Aaron Powers March 29, 2014 at 02:52 PM
Matthew, agreed, but you can add: those who benefit and profit from the criminalization of drugs to your list.
ChrisG March 29, 2014 at 04:17 PM
@powers/Matthew. Get high to your hearts content as long as it's on your dime. As soon as I'm subsidizing you, no mas! If you're stealing to make money to buy drugs, no mas! If you can't get a job that you can live on, no mas! Get it? Pretty simple and very libertarian concept.
Aaron Powers March 29, 2014 at 07:17 PM
@ChrisG I don't use drugs, never have. I don't even recommend their use. LOL. I'm just not a control freak, maybe you should take a dose or two...

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