Public Safety

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Anaheim Police Department Receives Grant to Fight Alcohol-related Crime

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ANAHEIM, CA - Police Chief Raul Quezada announced today that the Anaheim Police Department has been awarded a $99,613 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime.

“This grant will provide my Department and the City greater ability to prevent youth from obtaining alcohol and to shut down problem ABC locations that repeatedly violate the law and have contributed to an increase in crime,” Chief Quezada said.

The grant is one of only three awarded to local law enforcement agencies in Orange County 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 Acting ABC Director Ramona Prieto. “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.

The GAP Program 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.

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