The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) provides local law enforcement agencies with free training courses in an effort to reduce underage drinking and over-consumption of alcoholic beverages.
The training courses are made available through a grant awarded by the Tx DOT which focuses on the prevention of DWI crashes and fatalities. TABC encourages law enforcement agencies to take advantage of these training courses as part of their efforts to enforce Zero Tolerance laws during the upcoming prom and graduation season.
With the recent release of the movie “Project X,” law enforcement officials have started to see an effort by teens to recreate the party in the film, which quickly escalates out of control. These “copy cat”parties have put many communities on high alert, and law enforcement officials are combing Facebook, Twitter and Craigslist in an attempt to stop the parties before they start.
TABC offers training for situations like this. Courses such as Party Patrol and Controlled Party Dispersal Techniques are taught statewide by TABC agents. During the training, officers learn about the importance of partnering with other agencies to enforce underage drinking laws and promote public safety. The training courses provided by TABC meet state requirements for continuing education for peace officers.
TABC has also created a TABC Procedures for Peace Officers training course which clarifies the authority a certified peace officer has to enforce the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and highlights the information TABC needs to follow up with a source investigation.
For more information or to schedule training, law enforcement officials can fill out the Law Enforcement Training Application located at: www.2young2drink.com or contact their local TABC office – contact Mindy Carroll at 512-206-3420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.