The Warrensburg Police Department teamed up with the University of Central Missouri Department of Public Safety to conduct a series of alcohol compliance checks May 26th.

Click to hear KMZU’s Chris Clift talk with Warrensburg Police Chief Bruce Howey:

Bruce Howey

Part of the funding for operations like this come from a $950,000 federal grant at the University of Central Missouri.  Click to hear our conversation with the Program Coordinator for the Department of Justice Enforcement of Underage Drinking Law grant Jeff Huffman:

Jeff Huffman

Press release from the Warrensburg Police Department:

June 8,, 2011

The Warrensburg Police Department and the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Public Safety conducted alcohol compliance checks of local businesses that possess a liquor license, on May 26, 2011.  The purpose of compliance checks is to assess the level of availability of alcohol to minors within the community and prevent the sale of alcohol to minors. Underage buyers, working under the supervision of local law enforcement, went into businesses that possesses a liquor license and attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages.

The following businesses did not sell to the under 21 aged minor(s) used in this set of compliance checks:

Players, 627 East Russell Avenue
Copper Coyote, 630 East Young Street
Nathan’s Grill and Bar, 609 E. Young Street #C6
Applebee’s, 255 East Cooper
El Monterrey, 503 North Maguire Street Suite E.
Oriental Cuisine, 717 South Maguire Street

The following business did sell to the underage minor(s)

Rib Crib, 111 Parsons
Employee Kyle James Brokl was arrested for 1count of Sale of Alcohol to a Minor.   

Funding from the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Formula Grants Program administered by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Missouri Department of Public Safety assists in making this joint department effort possible.