Law enforcement officers make unannounced visits to on-sale retail establishments such as bars and restaurants to monitor and look for alcohol violations, often checking IDs of patrons inside the establishments to identify underage individuals, looking for over-intoxication, and any other alcohol violations.

When should I consider implementing this strategy?

  • Youth are purchasing alcohol by using fake IDs.
  • Retail staff are not carding.
  • Youth are in bars or other on-sale retail establishments illegally.

How do I implement this strategy?

Key Activities for Implementation:

  • Provide training to law enforcement on how to conduct Walk-Through.
  • Build support with community and retailers.
  • Provide information on importance of Walk-Through.

Have others implemented this strategy?

North Dakota Communities:

“Grand Forks police make 18 drinking-related arrests Valentine’s Day” (Article, Grand Forks Herald)