Chino PD Receives Grant to Combat Alcohol Related Crime
Chino PD has been awarded a $29,000 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to address alcohol related crime. The grant was one of several awarded to various California law enforcement agencies through ABC’s Grant Assistance Program (GAP).
The grants strengthen local law enforcement efforts by combining the efforts of local police officers and ABC agents. ABC agents have expertise in alcoholic beverage laws and can help communities reduce alcohol-related problems.
“The program improves the quality of life in neighborhoods,” said ABC Director Jacob Applesmith. “We’ve seen a real difference in the communities where the grant program resources have been invested.”
The GAP Program was created in 1995 to strengthen partnerships between ABC and local law enforcement agencies. The program is designed to put bad operators out of business, keep alcohol away from minors and bring penalties such as fines, suspensions or revocations against businesses that violate the law.
The funds will be used to reduce the number of alcoholic beverage sales to minors, obviously intoxicated patrons, illegal solicitations of alcohol, and other criminal activities such as the sale and possession of illegal drugs.
“It is a priority for the Chino Police Department to be proactive in addressing crime at establishments that sell alcohol in the City,” states Chino Police Chief Karen Comstock. "Through enforcement and education, we feel that we can truly make a lasting impact on the safety of our community.”
GAP has distributed over $20 million to local law enforcement to combat alcohol-related crime.
ABC is a Department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.