Downey Police gets $20K grant

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department has been awarded a $20,000 grant for its continuing efforts to prevent alcohol sales to minors. Downey PD applied for the grant from the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control in a joint application with the Whittier and Bell Gardens police departments.

The grant will fund police officer training, business owner and employee training, and law enforcement operations targeting businesses that sell alcohol to minors.

The majority of the funds will pay for overtime devoted to training and enforcement, officials said in a press releease.



Published: July 17, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 14