BEDFORD — Chief Robert Bongiorno reports that the Bedford Police Department, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC), will be conducting alcohol compliance checks in the coming weeks and months at local establishments that are licensed to sell alcohol.
Lawful alcohol compliance checks ensure that establishments are complying with the laws regarding the sale of alcohol, especially with regard to underage drinking.
Effective and regular compliance checks help reduce the sale of alcohol to minors and curb underage drinking, as well as help prevent issues connected to alcohol consumption such as alcohol-related traffic crashes, crime, health issues and poor performance in school.
Alcohol compliance checks are done in concert with the approaches of other town organizations such as Bedford Public Schools and Bedford Youth and Family Services. Each strategy helps to reduce underage drinking and its potentially life altering or endangering effects.
“Preventing underage alcohol consumption is a community-wide responsibility and requires an array of educational and enforcement-based approaches,” Chief Bongiorno said. “We would like to thank the community for their continued efforts to keep our kids safe and we hope to find all Bedford establishments to be in compliance with the law.”