Glendora police receive grant to combat alcohol sales to minors

GLENDORA — The Glendora Police Department has been selected to receive funding to continue taking part in minor decoy operations to deter businesses and adults from providing alcohol to minors, officials announced this week.
California Office Of Traffic Safety officials has announced Glendora police will be once again funded this year take part in the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Minor Decoy-Shoulder Tap program, Glendora police officials said in a written statement.
“During the program, a minor decoy, under the direct supervision of law enforcement officers, either attempts to purchase alcohol, or solicits adults outside ABC licensed stores to buy the minor decoy alcohol,” according to the police statement. “Any person furnishing alcohol to the minor decoy is either cited or arrested for furnishing alcohol to a minor.”
Glendora police have routinely taken part in the program in the past, officials said. During the last operation, carried out over the holiday season, 22 businesses were visited. None sold alcohol to the minor decoys.
“This was the first time in recent memory where the Department has conducted an alcohol minor decoy operation without a single sale,” Glendora police Chief Tim Staab said. “This is exactly what I want. An important part of this program is to raise public awareness about of underage drinking, and it’s working.”

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