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The ABC Debriefer

The ABC Debriefer is published on a quarterly basis to provide our stakeholders with insight into the Department’s ongoing efforts at promoting responsible sales, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages.  Written by Operation ABC, Detective Support and Vice Division (DSVD) personnel, this publication will alert readers to the LAPD’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) enforcement and educational activities, ABC-licensed premise closures, and showcase successful programs the Department has implemented to reduce alcohol-related crime.

Operation ABC is funded through a grant issued by the California Department of Transportation and managed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.  This grant allows the LAPD to focus additional education and enforcement efforts on the problems associated with irresponsible alcoholic beverage distribution and develop programs such as Standardized Training for Alcohol Retailers (STAR), the Pseudo Intoxicated Decoy program, the Responsible ABC Retailer program and the ABC Debriefer:










The “back-bar inspection” portion of our newsletter is designed to provide law enforcement personnel and our stakeholders with up-to-date information on alcohol-related crime trends, enforcement tips, and additional information that may be useful in enhancing ABC investigations.  Although this section is written for the purpose of increasing officer awareness and reducing alcohol-related crime tendencies, it may also enlighten all readers as to what is new in terms of our response to irresponsible alcoholic beverage sales, service, and consumption.  For your convenience the following links will provide access to past “back-bar inspection” topics:


2012 Citywide Distribution of ABC Locations
Volume 17, Issue 1, 2012: page 8

ABC On and Off-sale Inspection Sheets
Volume 16, Issue 2, 2011: pages 8, 9 and 10


Alcoholic Beverage Requirements
Volume 16, Issue 1, 2011: pages 7 and 8


ABC Licensee Advisory No. 1 / Alcoholic Beverage Solicitations
Volume 15, Issue 1, 2010: pages 8, 9 and 10.

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ABC Licensee Advisory No. 2 / Alcoholic Beverage Solicitations

ABC Licensee Advisory No. 3 / Slavery & Human Trafficking Notices
Volume 17, Issue 4, 2013: page 8


Drug Paraphernalia Basics
Volume 14, Issue 4, 2010: pages 6, 7 and 8.


Adulterated Alcoholic Beverage Investigations (§347(b) PC)
Volume 11, Issue 3, 2007: page 7.


“Highlighting” Drug Paraphernalia
Volume 11, Issue 3, 2007: page 8.


High-Tech Drug Paraphernalia
Volume 10, Issue 4, 2006: page 8.


Identification Basics, Part I
Volume 11, Issue 4, 2007: pages 5 and 6.


Identification Basics, Part II
Volume 12, Issue 1, 2007: pages 8.


Identification Basics, Part III
Volume 12, Issue 2, 2007, pages 7 and 8.


Identification Basics: A Legal Update
Volume 14, Issue 3, 2010: pages 6 and 7

 
Illegal Solicitation Investigations (ABC Rule 143)
Volume 10, Issue 4, 2006: page 7.


Keg Beer Requirements
Volume 17, Issue 1, 2012: pages 8 and 9.


Obvious Intoxication Service Investigations
Volume 12, Issue 3, 2008: pages 6 and 7.


Pseudo-Intoxicated Decoy Program (Drunk Decoy Overview)
Volume 12, Issues 4, 2008: pages 6, 7, and 8.


Responsible ABC Retailer Program Overview
Volume 13, Issue 1, 2008: pages 7 and 8.


Retail Operating Standards (25612.5 B&P)
Volume 18, Issue 2, 2013: pages 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Slot Machine Investigations
Volume 16, Issue 4, 2012: pages 6, 7, 8.


STAR Corporate Partners Program
Volume 14, Issue 2, 2009: pages 6, 7 and 8.


Undercover Operations: Text Messaging
Volume 13, Issue 4, 2009: pages 6, 7 and 8


Uncovering Adult Entertainment Regulations
Volume 17, Issue 2 & 3, 2013: pages 7 and 8.



Standardized Training for Alcohol Retailers

(STAR) presentations are offered free of charge on an ongoing basis.  To learn more check out the STAR training link: STAR Training


OPERATION ABC IS COMMITTED TO REDUCING THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL RELATED CRIME THROUGH EDUCATION  AND TRAINING.  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT UNIT PERSONNEL DIRECTLY AT OPERATION ABC, DETECTIVE SUPPORT AND VICE DIVISION, AT 213-486-0910.

Detective Support and Vice Division
100 West First Street, Room 441, Los Angeles 90012
Phone 213-486-0910  Fax 213-486-0909

Captain Kelly P. Mulldorfer, Commanding Officer