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STATE AND LOCAL ENFORCERS WORKING TOGETHER. Disbandment of Bureau of Liquor Enforcement Responsibility absorbed by Department of Public Safety Reduced.

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1 STATE AND LOCAL ENFORCERS WORKING TOGETHER

2 Disbandment of Bureau of Liquor Enforcement Responsibility absorbed by Department of Public Safety Reduced staff and funding Necessity for state and local cooperative effort THE PROBLEM

3 THE GEOGRAPHY

4 Field staff reduced by two-thirds percent Department lacked authority to delegate to local enforcers Solution: three cooperative programs HISTORY

5 Violations observed during routine local police patrols Written reports filed with the Department of Public Safety Department investigates Department serves ticket on licensee Department settles case or AG prosecutes in District Court REFERRAL PROGRAM

6 Legislation required to delegate authority to local enforcers Violations observed during targeted local police patrols Local PD investigates Local PD serves ticket on licensee MOU PROGRAM

7 Local PD files copy of ticket and written report with the Department Department settles case or AG prosecutes in District Court Currently 78 local PDs and County Sheriff Offices on board MOU PROGRAM, cont

8 State wide program Contract funded by federal grant Compliance checks - sales to minors by off- premise licensees only Program otherwise similar to the MOU program CONTRACT WITH MAINE SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION

9 Referral program Training provided by Department of Public Safety IMPLEMENTATION

10 MOU program Worked to ensure adequate court time Uniform MOU Uniform PROTOCOL Uniform TICKET Training provided by Department IMPLEMENTATION

11 Contract with Maine Sheriffs Association DPS screens enforcement agents and minors Program operates similar to MOU program IMPLEMENTATION

12 Referral and local PD MOU programs are voluntary Other funding sources FUNDING

13 2008: violations for sale to minors increased compared to Growing number of local enforces during this period 2009: 55% decrease in sales to minors compared to : 28% decrease in sales to minors compared to STATISTICS

14 Task forces...Local jurisdictions Training.....Penobscot county initiative Effort in troubled area... Town of Orono OTHER POSITIVE OUTCOMES

15 How to sustain a cooperative decentralized effort? CHALLENGE GOING FORWARD

16 Statute Contract MOU Protocol Ticket Map ATTACHMENTS


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