𝘐𝘔𝘗𝘈𝘊𝘛 𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘈𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘩𝘰𝘭-𝘙𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘮
TURLOCK – On January 8, 2024, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents and officers from the Turlock Police Department visited six ABC licensed businesses to conduct IMPACT inspections designed to address violations before problems occur.
IMPACT (Informed Merchants Preventing Alcohol-Related Crime Tendencies) is a cooperative program between ABC, local law enforcement agencies, and licensees. The program is designed to increase safety in the community by pointing out violations at licensed locations that lead to loitering, public intoxication, and underage drinking.
“We are calling on businesses to help prevent problems in our community and reduce tragedies on roadways by properly checking identifications and refusing to serve individuals who are obviously intoxicated,” said Turlock Police Chief Jason Hedden.
The IMPACT program reminds licensees of the responsibilities and accountability associated with selling alcoholic beverages by identifying areas of non-compliance and providing crime prevention information before conducting follow-up visits to see if the licensee corrected the issues. Many local communities have worked with ABC to conduct business inspections. IMPACT can also improve the relationship between law enforcement and merchants.