Joint effort nets $50,000 grant from PLCB

September 20, 2007

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has awarded a $50,000 grant to local police in the State College area to continue an initiative to combat underage and excessive drinking. The Source Identification Project (SIP), a collaborative effort of the State College Borough Police and Penn State Police since 2004, is now in its third year of funding from the PLCB's Bureau of Alcohol Education.

According to State College Police Chief Tom King and Penn State Police Chief Steve Shelow, the program has been in operation for four years.

The partnership's goal is to reduce underage access to alcohol by focusing additional enforcement and investigative attention on those who furnish alcohol to minors or commit other alcohol-related crimes. This year, the program has expanded to include additional enforcement in the borough and on the Penn State campus in the form of additional officers from the two police departments who will be on duty together on most Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights throughout the 2007-08 academic year.

"This is yet another example of the outstanding collaborative relationship that the local law enforcement community enjoys, particularly between the State College Police and Penn State Police," said Shelow. "We have a strong commitment to aggressively enforcing statutes governing the abuse of alcoholic beverages. This grant will enable us to continue our cooperative efforts in that area."

(Media Contacts)

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