ABC/Allied Agencies to Target Teen Parties

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    SAN MARCOS, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Investigators from ABC's San
 Marcos and San Diego District Offices will join with nine other law
 enforcement agencies to reduce the number of teen drinking parties and driving
 under the influence incidents.  The TAPPED operation, or Teenage Party
 Prevention, Enforcement and Dispersal, is part of a two-month spring break
 operation called "Operation Safeguard."
     Operation Safeguard will crack down on teenage parties, adults who furnish
 alcohol to minors, and underage drinkers in general.  Funded in part by the
 San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, and the U.S. Justice
 Department, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, Operation
 Safeguard includes DUI checkpoints, decoy shoulder tap and minor decoy
 compliance checks, keg registration enforcement, and teenage party dispersal
 activities.
     The TAPPED Program will be conducted intermittently over spring break. It
 will include the Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside and San Diego Police
 Departments, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department substations of
 Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos, and Poway, the California Highway Patrol,
 California State Parks, and officers of the San Diego State University and
 California State University San Marcos Police Departments.
     All the enforcement agencies will act as a centralized Alcohol Enforcement
 Response Team to respond and assist each other in the controlled dispersal of
 teen drinking parties and the arrest of those violating State liquor laws.
     Flyers will be prepared and distributed to high schools to warn
 students that kegger parties and other gatherings where minors are
 consuming will not be tolerated.
     Teen drinking and driving is a major cause of death for teenagers.
 People under the age of 21 have a higher incidence of fatal drunk driving
 than adults in general.
     The primary objective of the TAPPED Program is responding to teen
 parties in a professional manner; increase the awareness and support by
 involving the media, parents, and community stakeholders; contain teen party
 participants and control their release; and deter future parties by citing and
 arresting violators.
     Success of the program is based on whether lives are saved, and the
 reduction of incidents involving young people consuming alcohol.
     ABC is a Department of the Business, Transportation and Housing
 Agency, which is under the direction of Secretary Maria Contreras-Sweet, a
 member of the Governor's Cabinet.
 
 

SOURCE California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
    SAN MARCOS, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Investigators from ABC's San
 Marcos and San Diego District Offices will join with nine other law
 enforcement agencies to reduce the number of teen drinking parties and driving
 under the influence incidents.  The TAPPED operation, or Teenage Party
 Prevention, Enforcement and Dispersal, is part of a two-month spring break
 operation called "Operation Safeguard."
     Operation Safeguard will crack down on teenage parties, adults who furnish
 alcohol to minors, and underage drinkers in general.  Funded in part by the
 San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, and the U.S. Justice
 Department, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, Operation
 Safeguard includes DUI checkpoints, decoy shoulder tap and minor decoy
 compliance checks, keg registration enforcement, and teenage party dispersal
 activities.
     The TAPPED Program will be conducted intermittently over spring break. It
 will include the Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside and San Diego Police
 Departments, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department substations of
 Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos, and Poway, the California Highway Patrol,
 California State Parks, and officers of the San Diego State University and
 California State University San Marcos Police Departments.
     All the enforcement agencies will act as a centralized Alcohol Enforcement
 Response Team to respond and assist each other in the controlled dispersal of
 teen drinking parties and the arrest of those violating State liquor laws.
     Flyers will be prepared and distributed to high schools to warn
 students that kegger parties and other gatherings where minors are
 consuming will not be tolerated.
     Teen drinking and driving is a major cause of death for teenagers.
 People under the age of 21 have a higher incidence of fatal drunk driving
 than adults in general.
     The primary objective of the TAPPED Program is responding to teen
 parties in a professional manner; increase the awareness and support by
 involving the media, parents, and community stakeholders; contain teen party
 participants and control their release; and deter future parties by citing and
 arresting violators.
     Success of the program is based on whether lives are saved, and the
 reduction of incidents involving young people consuming alcohol.
     ABC is a Department of the Business, Transportation and Housing
 Agency, which is under the direction of Secretary Maria Contreras-Sweet, a
 member of the Governor's Cabinet.
 
 SOURCE  California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control