Recently, members of the Newport Police Department worked cooperatively with the owners/management of JFA Security and Riptides. This collaborative effort resulted in nearly 20 under-aged individuals being charged with alcohol violations and several other identifications being taken out of circulation.
These establishments should be commended for their professionalism and dedication to the well-being of the youth in our community. Due to the successful effort and their dedication, the Newport Police will continue this type of enforcement with the other Liquor License holders willing to participate.
Under-age drinking costs the State of Rhode Island millions of dollars each year and it is without a doubt a serious problem. When the liquor license holders, local police, parents and prevention coalitions work together, lives are saved.
This information has been provided by the Newport Police Department.