Ontario Police Services Launch Summer Liquor Licence Inspection and Enforcement Initiative

TORONTO, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Ontario police services will be ensuring that Ontarians can enjoy licenced establishments across the province this summer by participating in the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police's (OACP) Community Alcohol Safety and Enforcement Program (C.A.S.E.). This program from Ontario's police leaders aims at creating heightened public awareness of public safety issues involved in Liquor Licence Act licence inspections/enforcement and licensee understanding about the roles and responsibilities involved in the sale, service, and consumption of alcohol in licenced establishments.

The OACP and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) unveiled this province-wide liquor licence inspection/enforcement program last summer.

"The summer weather invites all Ontarians to enjoy the many great licenced establishments in communities across Ontario. Ensuring licenced establishments operate in a legal and safe manner creates safe environments and promotes community safety," said Inspector Howie Page (Toronto Police Service), Chair of the OACP Alcohol and Gaming Committee.

Key components of C.A.S.E. include:

  • Promoting public safety and enjoyable licenced establishments for the entire community
  • Heightened inspections and enforcement activities by uniform officers
  • Focusing inspections and enforcement on five key areas (1) serving a minor, (2) intoxication, (3) permitting of disorderly behaviour on premise, (4) overcrowding, and (5) after hours service
  • Ensuring reporting by police of any and all enforcement and relevant information in a timely manner to the AGCO
  • Promoting accountability by all license holders to operate in a legal and safe manner

Police will be working closely with the AGCO, local licenced establishments, and their local communities throughout this summer to proactively address liquor licence issues and promote safe and enjoyable summer season for all citizens. C.A.S.E. will augment the on-going inspection/enforcement efforts local police services.

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police is the voice of Ontario's Police Leaders

Members of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police serve their communities as the senior police leaders in municipal, regional, provincial, national, and First Nations police services across Ontario

SOURCE: Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police

For further information:

Inspector Howie Page
Chair, OACP Alcohol & Gaming Committee
T. 416-808- 5213

Joe Couto
Director of Government Relations & Communications

T. (416) 926-0424, ext. 22
C. (416) 919-9798
E. media@oacp.ca
Web: www.oacp.ca
Twitter: @OACPOfficial
Facebook: www.faceboook.com/OACPOfficial

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