Enforcing alcohol laws is vitally important in addressing excessive alcohol consumption, including underage drinking. Project Extra Mile has a long history of working with a variety of community partners, including law enforcement. Enforcement is the cornerstone of local efforts to prevent excessive alcohol use, and community support of enforcement efforts is one of the key factors in achieving long-term, lasting solutions to prevent alcohol-related harm.
Since 2009, Project Extra Mile has hosted annual trainings for law enforcement personnel across the state focused on preventing and reducing underage alcohol consumption and the related harms. Over the past eight years, national law enforcement experts have provided training on a number of topics, including source investigations, controlled party dispersal, utilizing social media in investigations, managing special events, and conducting compliance check operations.
Alcohol sales to minors are subject to criminal and administrative penalties. The server or clerk who served or sold alcohol to the minor is issued a criminal citation, adjudicated by the county court. The business where the service or sale of alcohol to a minor occurred is issued an administrative citation, adjudicated by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.
More information about compliance checks, as well as the results from compliance checks coordinated by Project Extra Mile since December 2013, is available here. These lists include the results of multiple compliance check operations and will continue to be updated as additional operations are carried out by our law enforcement partners.