The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) in conjunction with the Polk and York County Sheriff’s Offices, York Police Department and the Southeast Coalition conducted compliance checks at 43 alcohol retail outlets in Polk and York Counties on Saturday, December 8.
During the compliance checks, one business in Polk County and two businesses in York County were found to be non-compliant after selling alcohol to minors. The retail outlets checked included convenience, liquor, and grocery stores, as well as, restaurants and bars.
Compliance checks are conducted to help communities determine the extent of the problem of alcohol sales as a source of youth access to alcohol. Local law enforcement conducts compliance checks to ensure that businesses are in compliance with the state’s youth alcohol law.
The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) provided $1,980 in grant funds to assist with the enforcement efforts. Media requests for additional information may be made to Sgt. Jeromy McCoy at (308) 385-6000 during regular business hours.