UPD Receives $20,150 Grant to Fight Alcohol-Related Crime

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This is a press release from Humboldt State University:

The Humboldt State University Police Department was awarded a $20,150 grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to battle alcohol-related crime.

The grant funds will be used to reduce the number of alcoholic beverage sales to minors and obviously intoxicated patrons, illegal solicitations of alcohol, and other criminal activities such as the sale and possession of illegal drugs. The Humboldt State University Police Department will conduct specialized enforcement activities such as minor decoy and shoulder tap operations to combat sales of alcohol to minors. Officers will receive training to recognize fake IDs and conduct “trap door” (fake ID) operations in local bars.

In addition to enforcement activities, HSUPD will use the grant funds to launch “I Count”, an open dialogue program to talk about the realities and consequences of alcohol use and abuse, as well as prevention and resources.  “I Count” provides students with a deeper understanding of the negative impact alcohol can have on their lives and gives them knowledge, perspective, and self-empowerment to make healthy choices.

The Humboldt State University Police Department was one of only 52 agencies statewide to be awarded an ABC grant through the Grant Assistance Program, which was created in 1995 to strengthen partnerships between ABC and local law enforcement agencies. The program was designed to put bad operators out of business, keep alcohol away from minors, and bring penalties such as fines or revocations against businesses that violate the law.ABC’s mission is to provide the highest level of service and public safety through licensing, education, and enforcement. The Humboldt State University Police Department is excited to partner with ABC to reduce the number of alcohol related incidents that negatively affect our community.



  • Alcohol-related crime. That’d be like, all crime. Right?

  • Victor G. Flashman

    Jeeze it’s baby-college for those who can’t get into or afford a real school. They’re supposed to get drunk!

    I should think that Humboldt would be HAPPY they weren’t using meth, smack, ecstasy, whippits, weed and whatever, in order to just get stupid drunk… Should also spend $20 grand to stop Gonorrhea…

    • Over 20,000 deaths a year, but gee, if you think its not THE worst drug, well…..

    • Ridiculous mentality. You’re part of the problem. You honestly think the police should be happy about alcohol related crimes? [edit]

  • No smoking, No alcohol, No pets, No nudity, No talking, No opposition, No individuality, ..
    No wonder online classes are becoming so popular!

  • Officers will receive training to recognize fake IDs?! Okay, so there goes the first $10,000 of our tax money. Taxes keep going up, we are forced to pay them (extortion) and then cozy well-paid city dwellers decide how to blow them on stupid crap. Great system!

  • I don’t think the intoxicated HSU student who killed a pedestrian crossing the street in Arcata last year was sentenced very severely. Be real HSU, you should provide serious orientation especially to new students unused to driving at the slower pace of a small town. And Arcata traffic flow layout is especially confusing. New young students who may feel initially adrift without extended family support and monitoring need attention from you, for the safety of the community, and their own best hope of a successful college career.

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