Feb 12, 2020

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Police Release Prevention Video

Police use grant money from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to combat Underage Drinking and DUI’s

San Luis Obispo – The Cal Poly University Police Department has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to warn the public about the dangers of Underage Drinking, Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, and DUI’s.

University Police tapped into resources from a $39,000 California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) grant designed to strengthen public safety on and around the Cal Poly Campus in San Luis Obispo. The grant is one of nearly 50 awarded in California to local law enforcement agencies through ABC’s Alcohol Policing Partnership Program (APP).

The PSA shows testimonials from Cal Poly students identifying the consequences of furnishing alcohol to a minor, underage drinking, and those who make the poor choice to drink alcohol and then drive while impaired.

“The University has seen a positive impact from the PSA’s that are broadcast at university athletic events on the “big screen” at football events, basketball and soccer games, said Cal Poly Deputy Chief of Police Brenda Trobaugh.“The “peers talking to peers” format encourages responsible alcohol behavior and raises awareness of the consequences of underage drinking and impaired driving.”

The California ABC is partnering with Cal Poly to spread the message from the PSA video. The video can be found on ABC’s website.

“ABC is proud to partner with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Police to raise awareness about the dangers of underage drinking,” said ABC Director, Jacob Appelsmith. “In 2018 Cal Poly saw 540 non-traffic alcohol related incidents, including public intoxication arrests, minors in possession of alcohol and medical aid calls involving alcohol overdoses. We encourage creative approaches, like this video, to help keep youth safe.”

ABC protects communities through education, prevention, and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws. To learn more visit ABC.

ABC is a Department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.


Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Public Information Office
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Email: pio@abc.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 419-2525

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