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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, as reported by Riverside County Sheriff Sergeant Chris Gaskins in a recent press release.
“The Temecula Police Department will spend the funds to conduct Minor Decoy and Shoulder Tap programs.” Gaskins said. “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.”
According to the release, the goal of the programs is to:
“The grant will fund both programs through the end of June 2014.” Gaskins said.
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.