The Hillsborough Police Department—in a partnership with the Orange County ABC Board and the Northern Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth—has started an Alcohol Law Enforcement Response Team to focus on alcohol-related crimes enforcement.
The eight officers currently on the team have received additional training, including training on ABC laws and procedures; constitutional law and search and seizure; party dispersal; campus law enforcement options; and documentation and report writing. The ALERT officers will focus on:
• DWI and alcohol-related traffic enforcement
• Compliance operations targeting sales to underage buyers
• ABC enforcement
• Party response
• Public and youth education.
For more information, see the Jan. 11 edition of the News of Orange,