A compliance check is a standardized enforcement procedure used to identify alcohol establishments that sell to underage youth and to increase retailer compliance with prohibitions on alcohol sales to minors. 

What is this strategy?

Catalog of Prevention Strategies (Compliance Checks)

Alcohol Compliance Checks (Town Hall Meetings)

When should I consider implementing this strategy?

  • Youth are able to purchase alcohol in bars, restaurants, liquor stores, community events, weddings, etc. 
  • Retail staff at alcohol establishments are not carding.
  • Compliance checks are occurring infrequently if at all.

How do I implement this strategy?

  • Educate/Train police departments on compliance checks procedures.
  • Publicize results of checks and build community support.
  • Conduct at least four compliance checks per year.

Compliance Checks Implementation Toolkit (FACE)

OJJDP Conducting Compliance Check Operations Presentation 

Have others implemented this strategy?

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