The Alliance for Safe Kids sponsors enforcement activities conducted by the Yorktown Police Department (YPD) in accordance to environmental strategies aimed at changing and influencing community conditions, standards, norms, and/or policies regarding underage drinking.
Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)
TIPS aims to achieve 100% alcohol sale compliance through education and enforcement in our community by training servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol how to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking. The session includes specific techniques to identify and refuse sales to minors as well as to recognize/refuse sales to inebriated customers.
Alcohol compliance checks deter both on- and off-premise outlets from selling to underage youth. Officers supervise undercover youth who attempt to purchase alcohol. The checks are conducted randomly throughout the year with particular emphasis during holidays and the summer. All violations incur applicable penalties and are reported to the State Liquor Authority.
These checkpoints are carried out by the YPD at major roadways within their jurisdiction. Each vehicle is stopped and the driver is assessed for the possibility of impaired driving. Checkpoints are usually set up on the weekends, either late at night or early in the morning, when the proportion of impaired drivers tends to be the highest.
The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach. […]
As the new year approaches, we have a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on the many gifts that we have received in life, express our grateful appreciation and remember our obligation to the community: to promote awareness and prevention of substance use/abuse and other destructive behaviors damaging to our youth. It takes courage, determination and […]
This holiday season, the Yorktown Police Department will be out looking for drunk drivers as part of a special year-end Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization. “Beginning December 16 and continuing into the New Year, you will see stepped up enforcement watching closely for anyone who is driving impaired,” said Chief Robert Noble. […]