Press Releases

Friday 06/30/2017 9:29 PM - Alcohol Enforcement - Underage Decoy Store Purchase & Shoulder Tap Operations

Contact: A. Perry, Sergeant
Phone: (805) 781-4529
Type of Incident: Alcohol Enforcement - Underage Decoy Store Purchase & Shoulder Tap Operations
Date and Time of Incident: 06-30-17
Place of Occurrence: Avila Beach, Oceano, Nipomo, and Rural Arroyo Grande
Victim Information: Not Applicable
Suspect Information: Not Applicable
Details of News Release: On 06-30-17 between the hours of 4:00 PM and 9:00PM, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office’s Alcohol Compliance Team (ACT) operated a California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) grant funded minor decoy and shoulder tap operation in the Avila Beach, Oceano, Nipomo, and rural Arroyo Grande areas. The “Minor Decoy Program” is an enforcement operation that utilizes minor decoys to enter retail stores to purchase alcoholic beverages. The “Decoy Shoulder Tap Program” is an enforcement operation that utilizes minor decoys to solicit customers to purchase alcoholic beverages on their behalf. If the sale or furnishing of alcohol to the minor decoy takes place, a team of deputy sheriffs specifically trained in ABC enforcement programs immediately take enforcement action against the person responsible for the violation. During the operation, all retailers and thirty-one (31) persons solicited to provide alcohol responsibly declined to sell or furnish resulting in 100% compliance. The Sheriff’s Office's ABC grant funded operations have included minor decoy retail purchase deployment, shoulder tap operations, on-sale and off-sale licensee monitoring, false identification detection and enforcement. Media inquiries related to the Sheriff’s Office’s ACT enforcement programs can be directed to (805) 781-4529.

Prepared By: aperry
Released: Friday 06/30/2017 9:29 PM