The Berkeley Police Department has been awarded a grant for $191,053 from the California Department of Justice. The Department plans to use this funding to educate youth and businesses about the negative health effects of tobacco use, and enforce under-age tobacco laws against businesses in an effort to reduce and/or prevent underage tobacco related purchases within the City of Berkeley.
The grant will allow us to meet a number of objectives, including:
- General enforcement operations at tobacco retailers
- Identifying problematic retailers who are out of compliance
- Minor decoy operations
- Inspections of licensed premises
This grant will cover three years 2022 through 2025-25