Buffalo Police Ticket Two During Tobacco Compliance Checks

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder
Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder

Two Buffalo retailers were recently given citations for selling tobacco to an underage buyer during compliance checks performed by the Buffalo Police Department.

Police Chief Jason Carder, in his report to the city council, said explained more about the compliance checks.

Chief Carder explained in an earlier interview with Sheridan Media that an underage buyer is used to try to purchase alcohol or tobacco at local establishments to see if the retailer will sell to them, or ask for identification and then refuse to sell to the underage buyer.
Most retailers pass the checks.

When a retailer fails to check identification and sells to the minor during the compliance check, the retailer is issued a citation and is required to attend Training for Intervention ProcedureS, or TIPS training.

Also in his report, Chief Carder said there were nearly 1,100 incidents in the city during the month of January, dispatch handled almost 2,900 telephone calls, and there were no calls in the county for the Animal Control Officer during the month.

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