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Contact: Sergeant Brian Letzeisen                                                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telephone: 413-587-1100
Enail: bletzeisen@northamptonma.gov

UNDERAGE ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECKS OF LICENSED ESTABLISHMENTS
NPD WILL ATTEMPT TO CHECK ALL LICENSEES

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (October 13, 2015)- During the month of October 2015 the Northampton Police Department, in collaboration with the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (A.B.C.C.), the Northampton Prevention Coalition, and the Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth (S.P.I.F.F.Y.), will be conducting underage alcohol compliance checks.

With these checks the Northampton Police will attempt to check each licensed establishment to make sure they are in compliance with the rules, regulations, and policies set forth by the Northampton License Commission as well as Massachusetts General Laws under MGL Chapter 138. These laws, rules, and regulations, can be found utilizing the following resources:

  1. http://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI
  2. http://www.mass.gov/abcc/regsanddecisions.htm
  3. Northampton License Commission Rules and Regulations
  4. License Commission Policies

The compliance checks are part of the City of Northampton’s continued efforts to prevent problems related to underage alcohol consumption.

NPD: Located at 29 Center Street, Northampton MA 01060 | Emergencies: 911 | Business Line: 413-587-1100 | Fax: 413-587-1137