Bill Hawley, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist with the Communityt Resource Center of Johnson County, reports that recent alcohol compliance checks in Johnson County went well.
Hawley said the Buffalo Police Department and the Johnson County Sheriff's office conducted the checks last Wedensday in both Buffalo and Kaycee. Of the 16 businesses checked, 14 passed.
Hawley said that is 88% compliance, which is significantly higher then state average, but slightly below the last three local checks, which had 94%, 94%, and 100% compliance.
“Our local retailers do a really fine job of checking IDs regularly. I'd like to think that their participation in our TIPs classes has played a role in the successful compliance,” he said.
Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder agreed, saying he believes the alcohol retailer classes provided by the CRC have made a positive impact not only on the compliance checks, but in reducing the number of sales to minors on an everyday basis.
Law enforcement conducts periodic alcohol compliance checks throughout the year.