Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
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Long Beach, CA 90802
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9/22/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
Subject:
LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT AWARDED GRANT TO REDUCE ALCOHOL-RELATED HARM
Police Department receives $97,500 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control
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The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has been awarded a $97,500 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to address alcohol-related harm in the community.

“This funding is critically important to keep the youth in our community safe by addressing problem locations that negatively impact the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” said Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna.

The grant strengthens local law enforcement efforts by combining the resources of local police departments and ABC. ABC agents have expertise in alcoholic beverage laws and can help communities reduce alcohol-related harm.

“The program has helped improve safety in communities we serve,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “We’ve seen a real difference in the communities where the grant program resources have been invested.”

The grant awarded to the LBPD is one of over 50 awarded in California to local law enforcement agencies through ABC’s Alcohol Policing Partnership (APP).

The APP program was created in 1995 to build partnerships between ABC and local law enforcement agencies. The program is designed to keep alcohol away from minors and bring penalties such as fines, suspensions or revocations against businesses that violate the law and cause harm to the community.

The funds will be used to reduce the number of alcoholic beverage sales to minors, obviously intoxicated patrons, illegal solicitations of alcohol, and other criminal activities such as the sale and possession of illegal drugs.

Since 1995, the APP program has distributed over $40 million in California to local law enforcement to combat alcohol-related harm.

ABC is a department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency