Dear Campus Police,

Times are tough.

Times are tough for you. I get it. I’ve been there. I used to be a campus police officer and have been called a ‘glorified mall cop,’ ‘rent-a-cop,’ ‘security,’ and ‘not the real police.’ Tensions between students, community members and the police are at an all-time high. Quite frankly, it can get old. I want […]

Tips for Engaging with Law Enforcement

When sharing my prevention story, I often tease that I went from enforcement to prevention. That is partially true as I was a campus police officer prior to working solely in prevention. That switch isn’t as far-fetched as most would think. Enforcement plays an important role in prevention. In fact, you won’t be able to […]

Compliance Checks

Step One

Collaboration An effective compliance checks operation relies on collaborative relationships between law enforcement, the court system, alcohol retailers and community leaders. Their input and support will lay the important foundation and buy-in necessary for a successful operation. Enforcement is in part an educational effort. The outcomes of enforcement activity serve to teach the public at […]

Introduction to Compliance Checks

Underage drinking is a public health problem that creates significant problems for the police. The combination of education and regular enforcement will improve your community’s efforts to prevent problems associated with underage drinking. Underage drinking costs the United States well over $68 billion. It is also a factor in many serious problems such as suicide, […]