Sep 21, 2012- 12:51 PM
No fines were handed out throught the program, because it was more of a public awareness initiative to make people aware of issues to practices they may be doing that could result in charges had they been inspected, said Greater Sudbury Police Service media relations officer Meghan O'Malley.
The program was developed by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), the Community Alcohol Safety and Enforcement program (CASE).
Police also noted eight other minor infractions such as failing to display Sandy's Law poster and incorrect liquor menu information.
During the one-week campaign, six officers, along with three AGCO inspectors, carried out four days of LLA compliance checks. About 84 licenced establishments were checked. The goal of these inspections was to enforce five key areas:
-Service to a minor
-Permission of disorderly behaviour on the premise
-After hours service
As a result of these compliance checks, the Greater Sudbury Police Service and AGCO promoted the accountability of all licence holders to operate in a legal and safe manner for public safety and community enjoyment of licenced establishments.
This initiative was also done to coincide with the return of college and university students, said Greater Sudbury Police Service in a news release, and provided Laurentian University, Cambrian College, and College Boréal with an information and training session at their facilities, extending the invitation to the local bar owners and managers as well.
Sixty-six people representing 27 establishments were given training by the local Crown Attorney’s Office and the AGCO regarding liquor enforcement and “the big 5 infractions”, owner and establishment liabilities.
GSPS will be holding a spring campaign to focus on safety and enforcement for the patio and boating season.