A $50,000 grant awarded to the Livermore Police Department seeks to reduce alcohol-related harm in the community.
"This is important to The City of Livermore in order to increase protection for youth and to address crime at problem locations," said Chief Jeramy Young in a statement announcing the award from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).
The grant is one of nearly 50 awarded in California to local law enforcement agencies through ABC’s Alcohol Policing Partnership (APP) program.
These grants aim to support local law enforcement efforts by combining theirs with ABC agents who have expertise in alcoholic beverage laws to help curb alcohol-related harm, according to LPD's statement.
"The Alcohol Policing Partnership program can improve the quality of life in neighborhoods,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. "We’ve seen a real difference in the communities where the grant program’s resources have been invested," he added.
The APP program was created in 1995 to strengthen partnerships between ABC and local law enforcement agencies.
LPD officials said the funds will be used to help prevent alcoholic beverage sales to minors and obviously intoxicated patrons, illegal solicitations of alcohol and other criminal activities such as the sale and possession of illegal drugs.