Chief of Police
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Burlington Police to Conduct Alcohol Compliance Checks of Local Establishments
BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent announces that the Burlington Police Department will be conducting alcohol compliance checks at local establishments licensed to sell alcohol in the upcoming months.
“These periodic compliance checks are meant to prevent the illegal sale and consumption of alcohol to minors by ensuring that businesses are following the law, “Chief Kent said. “We sincerely hope that all of our license holders are found to be in compliance.”
Lawful alcohol compliance checks are vital in ensuring that establishments obey the laws pertaining to the sale of alcohol, especially with regard to underage drinking. Alcohol consumption by minors has a profound effect on the community and is related to motor vehicle crashes, crime, poor performance in school, and a number of other behaviors that could have an adverse impact on the quality of life in town.
Burlington Police intend to conduct compliance checks over the next several months and will continue to do so throughout the year to ensure the safety of youth in the community and that licensed establishments are in compliance with the law.
The Burlington Police Department would like to thank the community for their continued efforts and support. Any questions pertaining to this information may be directed to Detective Sergeant Timothy McDonough at [email protected] or 781-272-1212 ext. 4943.